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  • Determining thickness and area size for safety surfacing
    RTC Safety Surfaces
    The following information is designed to help assess the depth and area size of safety surfacing required. Depth of surfacing The depth of surfacing required is calculated according to the Free Fall Height (FFH) of any play...
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  • Outdoor music therapy for children with special needs
    Percussion Play
    Outdoor musical instruments in the playground provide a non-threatening and fun outlet for creative and emotional expression and, through the medium of music, many essential life skills can be learned. Music can have a profound...
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  • Playground safety - back to basics
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    Keeping kids safe in the playground Despite our best efforts, accidents can still take place in playgrounds, but there are steps that we can take to minimise risk. There are many ways that we can turn playgrounds into prosperous...
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  • Adapting outdoor spaces for intergenerational play
    Percussion Play
    Adding intergenerational play elements such as outdoor musical instruments to public spaces encourages connectivity and, due to its universal appeal, playing music can successfully bridge intergenerational gaps. The combined...
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  • Positive effects of family bonding through music-making
    Percussion Play
    The positive effects of bonding through playing music together, listening to each other, having fun, being outdoors and being creative cannot be underestimated. It is so important that we spend time with the people we love - and...
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  • Creating memorials with outdoor musical instruments
    Percussion Play
    There is nothing quite like time spent outdoors in a beautiful space for remembering a loved one. A memorial music garden can act as a healing place for contemplation, somewhere to offer a peaceful, calming atmosphere where...
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  • How to create a wild garden to encourage wildlife
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    As natural play continues to dominate the education sector, more Schools than ever are incorporating wild gardens into their grounds to support the national curriculum. From Early Years through to Primary education, learning...
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  • How Senior Fitness Parks Maintain Functional Fitness
    Redlynch Leisure Installations
    Outdoor gyms and fitness parks keep you mobile and maintain functional fitness through life. Over the last few years, outdoor sports and activities have exploded in popularity across all age groups, with governments and their...
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  • The effects of play on childhood mental health
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    A survey conducted by Persil found that 74% of children play outside for less than an hour a day. Sovereign aims to help schools and nurseries across the UK to prevent and improve mental health problems in children by providing...
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  • How to create the perfect outdoor gym
    Wicksteed Playgrounds
    Creating the perfect outdoor gym needn’t be an uphill struggle. By following this simple guide you could be well on the way to having a new fitness zone in your outdoor space. Identifying a location The first step in creating...
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  • How to create a play space that promotes inclusive play
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Here at Sovereign we pride ourselves on creating exciting, dynamic and safe play areas for children of all abilities. We believe in encouraging inclusive play to bring the best out of every child, regardless of age or ability.
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  • Simple Pentatonic Instruments for Early Years Settings
    Percussion Play
    Playing outdoor musical instruments in a free-play environment, where there are no wrong notes, can lead to a life-long love of music and music-making. Through active learning – hands-on, participative, and interactive –...
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  • How exercise can benefit the mental health of children
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    It is no secret that exercise helps to keep our bodies healthy, and while we all know the benefits that an active lifestyle can have on our children’s physical health, we can also use exercise to improve their mental wellbeing.
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  • Getting your Play Facilities Holiday Ready
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    According to sources it is going to an exciting time for the UK holiday market and 2019 looks set to be another year where ‘staycations’ are on the rise. Are you visitor ready yet? I am sure many holiday parks up and down the...
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  • The benefits of encouraging outdoor play in Early Years
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Away from the physical constraints of a classroom setting, there are countless opportunities to continue the development and learning of early years children outside of the school building. With an increase in screen time and...
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