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How Many Physical Activities Do Preschool-Aged Kids Require?

Research conducted from 1986-2007 measuring the level of physical activity of over 10,000 preschool-aged kids (ranging in age from 2-6 years old) from 7 different countries concluded, nearly half of all children do not engage in sufficient physical activity¹. Standards set up by the National Association for Sport and More…

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back-to-school is the best time to invest in a play carpet

5 Ways to Use Play Carpets for Back-To-School

Not sure road play carpets are useful for back-to-school? Here are 5 ways you can use the City Life Play Carpet to enhance growth and development this fall: Social Play Place the play carpet in the middle of the room with some toy cars and building blocks. Tikes will More…

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Can Flexible Learning Spaces Support Wellness?

The heart and soul of every amazing flexible learning space is debatable. Yet, despite many good arguments, many educators agree classroom design significantly impacts the success of the ever-evolving needs of Gen. A kids as it pertains to learning. Why Kids Thrive According to research¹, teachers who participated in More…

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Indoor-outdoor play is easy with the mobile Ball Cart

Ball Cart for Indoor-Outdoor Play Activities

The modern playground keeps evolving to meet the needs of educators and children. Indoor playgrounds are just as prevalent as outdoor playgrounds. You may find yourself wondering, “How can I make the most of limited resources by using some of the same play equipment for indoor or outdoor play?” More…

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JCPRD Nature Schools in Johnson County, KS

Are Nature Schools Vogue or the New Gold Standard?

Over the last 3 years, nature schools, forest kindergartens, and outdoor preschools have exponentially grown in number in the U.S. according to The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Collectively known as nature preschools, nature-based learning has become a popular choice. NAAEE’s study claims there were 585 nature More…

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Sensory Play Blooms with Spring Flowers

Springtime brings with it a fresh scent in the air as everything begins to turn green and bloom again. The colorful flowers are no exception. Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinth, Crocus, Primrose, and Peonies all bloom in the spring. After a long winter, their colors and sweet aroma remind us, the More…

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Hop, Play & Learn: Carpet Bundles

Early education is constantly emphasizing the importance of merging learning with playing. Toddlers and preschoolers respond positively to any activity focusing on these two core ingredients. When one is missing, the activity falls short in terms of the impact it has on kids. It’s akin to setting out to More…

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss 10 Ways in 10 Days

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This is your chance to transform your classroom into a Seuss-tastic fun zone. The annual event is the brainchild of the National Education Association. Designed to encourage children to read, this annual event becomes more Seuss-a-rific when More…

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Walk a mile in my Velcro shoes - Dexterity 2019

Can You Walk a Mile in My Velcro® Shoes

In 1968, Velcro® replaced shoelaces for the first time. Athletic shoe manufacturer, Puma, introduced the world’s first sneakers fastened with hook and loop instead of shoelaces. It started a revolution in footwear for children. Society is still reaping the consequences of this trend in 2022. It all started with More…

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Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Classroom

Technology has significantly affected our culture. Children appear to have become the most profoundly affected age group. Their whole lives revolve around technology, and they have never known a day without it. Can the absence of nature’s elements in the educational environment cause stress levels to be elevated? Can More…

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