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5 Reasons Recess is Important in Schools

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Feb 23, 2018 5:30:46 PM

More and more schools seem to be placing priority on test scores and pushing other important things, like recess, to the side. Many think of recess as unnecessary – a break from learning or “free time” for the kids, but there is much more to recess than that. Recess is an important time for kids to learn skills that are a large part of their development into adulthood.

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Protect Against Skin Cancer with Shade Structures

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Dec 27, 2017 12:15:24 PM

It’s important for kids to get outside and play, but it’s equally important to make sure they are protected from the sun. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

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Healthy and Happy Kids

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Nov 15, 2017 3:28:00 PM

Children who are active and get exercise are more likely to stay active as they grow older, leading to a healthier lifestyle. We’re not talking about going to the gym for cardio; exercise for kids should be easy and fun!

Playing on the playground is a great way for children to have fun and get various kinds of exercise at once; running, climbing, monkey bars, swinging, balancing and more. All of these activities on the playground improve their coordination, muscle strength and stamina. Playing on the playground will also help improve a child’s sleep and boost their mood – two things every parent wants!

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Park Place Recreation is a leading playground equipment consulting and design firm, serving South Texas for over 35 years. An exclusive regional representative for Miracle Recreation Equipment Company, Park Place partners with clients through all stages of the process from design, installation, fundraising and ongoing maintenance. Featured products include:

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