Thursday, November 5, 2009
Live, Work and Play but where's the Play? Kaboom! states that Play Matters
The playground group Kaboom! released a report earlier this month featuring 12 best practices in play from across the country. Entitled Play Matters, the report describes successful local initiatives to improve opportunities for play and draws conclusions about why they have worked. The group aimed to address three issues: 1) increasing the quantity of available play spaces and play opportunities; 2) improving the quality of spaces and experiences; and 3) increasing safe access to play. It also provides a summary of information linking play initiatives to positive outcomes in health, education, the environment and the economy.
I would also like to thank Kaboom! for the wonderful playground they helped install behind Chesnut Charter Elementary School several years ago as it serves not only the school children but also the community around the school. Thank You.
Play Matters Case Summaries