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Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the new findings from Northeastern University live on "GMA," which reveal that daily physical activity may help improve your child's report card. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos
The Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention, or PrevCon, brings together injury prevention professionals from across the United States and around the world to discuss, share and learn ways to make an even greater impact for children...
”Just one more scoop”, the father intones to his pre-schooler for the second time in as many minutes. “It’s time for us to go.” Here in the southeastern reaches of Toronto’s Dufferin Grove Park, the three-year-old digger boy is busy moving dirt from a...
Rang Maidan is a playground project of epic proportions - 50 playgrounds, all across India, in just 1 year. This global collaboration involves amazing people from India, Australia, Canada, and the U.S.A., and we're all here with one goal in mind. Our...
The warning signs of drowning are most often seen, not heard. Those visual cues may be subtle, not dramatic, counter to what’s portrayed on TV or in movies. “There is nobody yelling for help, waving arms. It’s very silent,” said Mike Kapuscinski...
"Stop Sharing Negative Noise... Promote The Positive Benefits Of Youth Sports"  You are cordially invited to attend the NCYS Leadership and Insurance Summit being held on Monday July 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C.   The...
Oregon's only 2017 Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification course and certification exam, June 14-16. Class is June 14 & 15. Certification exam is June 16. Participants may register for the class and exam, the class only, or the exam...
It's hard to believe that these stress-relieving toy's were invented in the 90's and just now becoming the latest craze. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen these spinning in kids hands. They are even buying them in bulk and...
Playground Safety and Maintenance is our business. We provide training and can help your department develop a safety and maintenance program that works for you. http://playgroundguardian.com/services/#train
Five benefits of unstructured, open-ended play: Play helps boost social skills. Children learn to be more resilient. Child-driven play develops leadership skills Nature play provides for open-ended, creative, free play Unstructured play...
There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels - our children.  In Victoria Prooday's new blog post, she encourages every parent who cares about the future of his/her children to...