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Playground Equipment

Learn the difference between the different types of swings, commercial and residential equipment, or just look up the history of playground equipment.

Covered Sandboxes

Covered Sandboxes Sandboxes are a classic playground toy that children of all ages have grown to love for generations. A kids' sandbox with a cover provides an area for children to explore and utilize their imaginations to create something from nothing! Sand is a...

Merry-Go-Rounds: Revolving into a Safer Ride

For some of us, the merry-go-round was our first taste of a dizzying euphoria that would go on to color our thrill-seeking lives.  For others, the merry-go-round was where we learned the meaning of motion-sickness.  Regardless of which category you fall...

Rings & Trapeze

Trapeze Swings and Playground Rings Aerial arts are slowly becoming one of the most fun ways to exercise. The arts include Aerial Yoga, Trapeze, and Aerial Silks.  Not only are these great ways to have fun, but there come with a plethora of health benefits....

Slides

Residential playground slides are an important component of most backyard playgrounds. They provide a great centerpiece, both structurally and aesthetically, while ensuring casual fun for kids of all ages. Building a backyard slide turns your place of residence into...

Covered Sandboxes

Sandboxes are a classic playground toy that children of all ages have grown to love for generations. A kids' sandbox with a cover provides an area for children to explore and utilize their imaginations to create something from nothing! Sand is a truly versatile...

Sand Diggers

Children need ample opportunity to run and play outdoors. The fresh air and active play help them grow and develop properly. Children also need daily exercise, just as adults do. In fact, experts recommend at least 60 minutes of active play for kids between the ages...

The History of Playground Equipment

It may be difficult to imagine a time when children did not have fun, safe playground equipment to use. Today, children can slide, swing, run, spin, and jump on a wide variety of creative structures. Schools, parks, and even shopping centers have playgrounds....

Swings

Residential Playground Swing Parts Residential swing sets are a classic part of most playground set-ups, as it appeals to a wide range of ages. From traditional swings to trapeze bars and rings, backyard swing sets can be much more than the old image you might conjure...

Swing Set Quality: Commercial Versus Residential

Regardless of whether your playground is intended for commercial or home use, your setup is incomplete without a swing. Commercial swings have tougher regulations and a stricter range of motion, but backyard swing sets rarely reach the same towering heights. So how do...

Design

Designing a playground can vary greatly depending on whom you are designing for, where it will be built and the size of the area.

14 Most Common Terms for Playground Equipment

Design Age Separation When a playground is designed for multiple age groups, the playground should be divided into areas for the specific age groups with clear markings so children are contained to the appropriate area for their age. Composite Structure Two or more...

Indoor Playground Structures

Rain or shine, there’s one place where play will always carry on. The indoor playground has proven to be more than just a trend: It’s the future. And you can get all of your indoor play equipment for kids at great prices right here at Stlouiscommercialplaygrounds.com....

Top Seven Popular Playground Themes

Themed playgrounds can offer a little something extra that non-themed playgrounds cannot! They offer an easier gateway to the imagination. Kids love being creative and imaginative during play time. Themed structures feature components that are unique to the...

Design & Safety Residential Play Equipment

There are two big buzz words on the sales end of the playground market: commercial and residential.  When developing backyard playground equipment, manufacturers and distributors work from a very different template than they would if they were setting up a...

Factors for Designing Community Playgrounds at Parks

A park is often built for public use by a local community to enhance the community. For this specific reason, park playground equipment is expected to withstand intense use over the span of several years without replacement. Outdoor park equipment includes playground...

Residential Playgrounds

Residential Playground Equipment for Home Use For many parents, backyard playground equipment offers their kids a safe place to play for a reasonable price. However, you want to be careful that you’re never sacrificing safety or quality for an attractive deal. At...

Home Playground Quality: Should I Choose Commercial or Residential

Although our roots and expertise are in providing quality commercial playground equipment, we have provided residential playground components to homeowners for many years. More and more, parents and grandparents are seeking out commercial grade playground equipment...

Common Mistakes & Tips for a Safe Backyard Playground

Once upon a time, the plot of land behind your house was just a canvas for landscape and gardening. Now, it’s so much more than that. More and more homeowners are utilizing playground sets for backyard renovation and revitalization, but many of them fall into the same...

Tips to Create a Wheelchair Accessible Playground

The 2010 American Disabilities Act It can be difficult to build a playground around the needs of handicapped children, since so many common playground activities involve climbing, swinging, sliding, and other physical activities. However, it is still very important to...

Play Taking Shape: Your Guide for Designing Playgrounds

It takes all kinds of minds to design playground equipment.  Buyers, administrators, and investors understand budget capacities. Children understand fun and adventure. Parents understand all too well the importance of safety over cost.  The best playground...

Your Guide to Plan an Indoor Playground

Indoor Playground Equipment is highly specialized to meet the requirements of indoor use through manufacturing and design. Padded post covers, specially woven safety netting, and fully enclosed designs are just a few of the many features specific to indoor recreation....

Materials

Galvanized steel, polyethylene, recycled plastic and wood; the materials that are used can greatly change the care required.

Butterflies In Your Playground

Have you ever played on the playground at school and seen a butterfly floating through the air? They are beautiful and graceful, and if you don't know much about them, their behavior can seem very mysterious. With just a little research, though, you can learn all...

Finding the Best Natural Playground Equipment

Going green is on just about every modern business’s checklist these days. We’re all looking for measures we can take to be more sustainable and eco-friendly in the long term, and sometimes, we find that the solutions for our future lie closer to the past. Natural...

Spiders In Your Playground

Arachne was a spinner of threads in a very old Greek myth. Athena, a goddess, was jealous of Arachne, and so she challenged her to a spinning contest. Arachne insulted Athena by weaving insulting pictures of the gods into her work, and this made Athena so angry that...

Natures Playground: Identify Trees, Flowers and Animal Tracks

Studying nature is a wonderful way to recognize the beauty and brilliance of natural design. Whether you live in a rural country area or a busy city, you can find many different animals, plants, and trees that will help you understand how important nature is to our...

Learning About Insects on the Playground

Insects are just about anywhere that you look: at home in your yard, in the grass at school, near the playground equipment, or in the dirt. There are so many insects that they make up 80 to 90 percent of all animals. That's a lot! There are also more than a million...

Kids Resource Guide to Weather & Climate

Whether you're out on the school playground or playing in your own backyard, you are surrounded by weather every day. Some days are warm and sunny, while other days may be windy, cold, and rainy. Understanding weather and why different weather conditions happen is a...

The Animal Kingdom Weighed by Corgis

The American Kennel Club describes corgis as “low-set, strong and sturdily built” and that they give “an impression of substance in a small space”. So what better beloved breed of dog to use for this fun and educational infographic? On this infographic we compared how...

60 Thrifty Ways to Help Save the Environment

April 22nd is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual worldwide event to help advocate for the protection and preservation of the planet. This includes cutting down on plastic pollution, reducing our carbon footprint, and recycling resources. For the sake of our children...

35 Reasons Why Parks and Natural Spaces Are So Important

On August 25th, 1916, then President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill that the National Park Service was mandated to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such...

Organization

Whether it is a school, church, or another group, the type of equipment that is needed or wanted can vary greatly.

School Playgrounds: How to Plan, Install, and Maintain

In the face of rediscovering the importance of allowing children to spend more time in playing, school playgrounds come back in the picture of honing early childhood learning alongside all levels of child development. Playground equipment are no longer seen as a waste...

Under Heavy Use: Play Equipment at Schools

Schools are the cornerstone of our society, training future generations to be healthy, educated citizens.  While few would question the value of a proper education in science, math, or language skills, the value of active play often goes underappreciated for its...

School Playground Equipment for Your Community

We at StlouiscommercialPlaygrounds.com want to help you find the most affordable playground equipment for schools available online while assisting with every stage of the planning process. The goals of our family-owned business are simple: Give kids a fun and safe...

Special Design Consideration for Faith-Based Play Equipment

Religious theme playground equipment for use on church playgrounds can be found with varying levels of activity in multiple price ranges. A theme playground can offer unique value to particular settings, such as churches. Playgrounds are generally attractive and...

5 Important Benefits of Preschool Playgrounds

Ever heard of Terrible 2s? Treacherous 3’s? Frantic 4’s? Parents frequently talk or complain about these infamous phases of childhood, without realizing exactly how stressful it is to experience these years from a child’s perspective. Toddlers undergo major changes...

Church Playground Equipment: Good for the Body, Good for the Soul

Churches play a major role in children’s spiritual life and personal development.  Beyond hosting youth ministry events, church playgrounds thrive as venues for various community events that sharpen social etiquette while excercising motor skills through various...

Maintenance

Playground equipment requires ongoing maintenance and there can be a lot to keep in mind.

12 Easy Ways for Playground Swing Set Maintenance

A child’s first playground experience may be through the use of swings. Whether it’s at the park, school, or at their backyard play set, everyone can have a thrilling and exciting sensation in every back and forth motion of the swing. And it has benefits as well,...

Preventing Playgrounds Injuries

When the weather begins to warm, there's no better place to be than the playground. Playgrounds are full of energy and life, smiles and games. But in order to maintain a safe and healthy place to play, it's important to be aware of some of the potential risks of...

Playground Safety and First Aid Tips

When it comes to the playground, children need to be aware of how to stay safe. Many of the most common injuries for children are the ones they sustain out on the playground! That being the case, they should always know the basics of how to ensure safety and so should...

First Aid Tips for Common Playground Accidents

It's a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine. In fact, it's a perfect day for the kids for the kids to be outside playing. But, in the blink of an eye, this scene can change from having happy, smiling children playing to one where children are crying. What can make...

Is Your Playground Equipment Safe?

Kids who play cautiously yet creatively are kids who have clean and lasting fun. Reports about injuries and deaths due to mishandled playground equipment and poorly constructed play sets put out the flame of the future movers and shakers of our society. A playground...

Build It Right, Play It Right!

Build It Right, Play It Right! Infographic: How to Keep a Playground Safe Everything you need to know about safety on the playground is in this infographic, "Playgrounds. Build it Right, Play it Right." Learn the most common types of injuries, factors that contribute...

Your Guide to Plan an Indoor Playground

Playground equipment safety is important to us here at stlouiscommercialplaygrounds.com. That’s why each of our staff is required to become a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.  We can’t give safety advice on playground equipment unless we know what we’re...

Buying Guides

Playground equipment can be expensive, but with a few tricks, the cost can be brought down to an affordable level.

How to Build Budget Backyard Playground for Kids

A backyard is perhaps the most accessible and effortless solution to some of the problems faced by American kids and their parents. Richard Louv, the man behind the book, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit-Disorder”  posted a...

Steps to Buying Play Equipment for Outdoor Use

Playground are one of the best ways to provide fun, exercise, and recreation to children aged 2 through 12. Slides, swings, merry-go-rounds, and climbers are just a handful of the events made available for kids to release pent-up energy and stress.   You’ll...

Spend Less When Buying Used Play Equipment

Used playground equipment is in high demand.  Many organizations can’t afford to purchase brand new playground structures and therefore, resort to buying, used, second-hand, or recycled equipment.  Unfortunately, stlouiscommercialplaygrounds.com does not...

Teaching

Resources about play and playgrounds specifically for administrators, teachers, and students.

50 Wise Quotes from the Star Wars Universe

Star Wars debuted on May 25, 1977, and has left the world starstruck ever since. The epic story, unforgettable characters, and colossal universe have yielded some of the most striking lines in cinematic history. The legacy of Star Wars expands beyond film; there are...

The Benefits of a Second Language

More and more schools across the country, and across the globe, are requiring students to obtain foreign language credits in order to graduate, especially at the high school and college levels. These requirements are often met with criticism from both parents and...

Child Bullying: Should it be considered a crime?

Bullying is a subject matter that should not be ignored, but rather should be addressed head-on. Each state in America addresses bullying in a different manner in order to teach a hard lesson to those involved. In some cases, bullying, together with other related...

38 Opening Lines from Cherished Children’s Movies

Most of us have a particular movie that we watched countless times as a child, much to the frustration (and endearing amusement) of our parents. We memorized the lines, sang the songs, and pretended to play as the characters. This infographic is a collection of the...

A Compendium of Sesame Street Characters

Can you tell us how to get to Sesame Street? This year marks the 50th anniversary of America’s favorite children show, featuring adorable monsters, funny grouches, and a wonderful human cast! To celebrate, we’ve created a list of 50 Sesame...

50 Empowering Quotes from Fictional Female Characters

This is an epic collection of inspirational quotes from female Disney characters, Marvel characters, comic book characters, and so much more. While there are many strong, empowering women in the real world to lead the way, it is always fun to look to fiction for more...

42 Quotes on the Importance of Play

We truly, deeply, wholeheartedly believe that play matters so much for a child's happiness and development! But don't just take our word for it – plenty of others have spoken about the unparalleled value of play in a child's life. Doctors, early education...

30 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Teachers and Mentors

No matter your age or occupation, everyone could use a hearty dollop of wisdom now and then. Sometimes, that wisdom can blossom from unexpected but cherished sources like books, films, and shows. This infographic offers a collection of heartfelt quotes from fictional...

15 Fairytales From Around the World

Take a moment to reflect back on your childhood. Do you have any fond memories of being enraptured by bedtime stories? Fairytales and folklore have a wonderful, uncanny knack for making a lasting impression in our minds. They often deliver powerful lessons that...

The Most Banned and Challenged Books of the Past 5 Years

Ever wonder why so many people try to pull certain books from library and school shelves? We’ve complied a banned books list and reasons why parents believe these books should be removed, from the reasonable to the ridiculous. Check out which books Americans have had...

Schools Cutting Recess

Recess has always been a time for students to relax and enjoy free time with their classmates. Similarly, physical education classes have provided children with countless hours of physical entertainment and taught students the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Sadly,...

Poseidon’s Hideout Educational Guide

1. Number Games: There are tons of three-dimensional bubbles scattered throughout the nautical scene, which have numbers, shapes, and symbols printed on them. These provide plenty of opportunities for educational gameplay. • Try to count every bubble they can find. •...

Parent & Teacher Guide to Keeping Kids Safe on the Playground

Playgrounds are a great asset to schools and neighborhoods, giving kids a dedicated space for enjoying outdoor play. With extracurricular activities and electronic games regularly taking up more of children's time, the playground offers the precious opportunity for...

Guide to Promoting Good Sportsmanship On The Playground

Active play and participation in sports can provide excellent opportunities for children. Not only do youngsters need this exercise for healthy physical development, they also need it to help them learn important social skills such as sportsmanship. Organized team...

Be a Playground Helper – Learn About Recycling

Why We Recycle Recycling and playgrounds may seem completely unrelated, but they go together in more ways than you might think. Playgrounds are built for the outdoors, and kids will only enjoy them as much as they enjoy being outside. For outdoor play to be healthy,...

Adaptive PE on the Playground and in the Gym

Everyone needs to be as active as they can be to stay strong and healthy. People with physical limitations need exercise just as much as people without disabilities. But physical limitations often make it necessary to design activities or classrooms to meet special...

A Guide to Dealing with Bullying on the Playground

Recess is supposed to be a fun time of the day, but it's a whole lot less fun when a bully is picking on you. Playground bullies might go after you or your friends, and when they do, it might make you want to just skip recess and stay inside. But you don't have to do...

Athletic Safety Equipment for Gym Class and Beyond

Physical education and organized sports can make up an important part of students' education and experience in school. Young people need regular exercise for optimal health, which may begin with running and jumping on a school playground. Children can also learn...

Advice for Avoiding Conflict on the Playground and in School

It's a beautiful day in your neighborhood playground. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. What better way for kids to spend hours of fun playing with friends on the playground? However, in many playgrounds, both at school and in the neighborhood, a problem...

Health

Safety is paramount on the playground while people can all benefit from the use of playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment.

Why Playgrounds and Tic-Tac-Toe are important for Child Development

Tic-tac-toe has been a part of almost everyone’s childhood, but for the wrong reasons. Most adults and children think it’s a simple game to pass the time; that it’s a game similar to what playing on the playground means today—it’s done when the power’s out and there’s...

Why Active Play is Necessary in Making Kids Healthier

It’s a disturbing trend – more and more kids prefer to stay indoors to play video games or spend an unhealthy amount of time on the Internet. Those days when children would gladly do anything just to go outside for active play are almost gone.   Too much game...

Multi-Sensory Playgrounds: Early Childhood Development Hubs

Kids today are playing less compared to their parents when they were still children. According to a research report, 70 percent of mothers said they played outside every day when they were girls, while only 31 percent said their children did the same. 56 percent...

Nature-themed Playground Project for Parents and Kids

Nature-themed playtime is meant to raise a generation of kids who value good and green lives. America is caught in the middle of the questions to be answered regarding raising kids in the hopes of a better, bigger, and bountiful future. In the recent years, parents,...

Play Therapy Builds A Better World For Kids

Play time typically evokes an image of happy and carefree kids, going about in a play area, basking in the innocent pleasures of childhood, and filling stressed-out adults with nostalgia. While playing is indeed an enjoyable activity, the benefits of...

12 Fun and Interesting Ways to Get Your Kids Fit

Chances are you have already encountered an overweight child who tends to be socially awkward, sensitive, or even painfully shy. As Myrna Weissman, MD said, “The relationship between obesity and depression goes in many directions. It is very easy in our culture to get...

How Children Get Fit at the Playgrounds

Today, physical fitness is viewed as the solution and salvation to a nation breeding a generation having difficulty to move forward, literally and figuratively. The success of each country lies within the ability of its people to produce and reproduce too. While...

Play Therapy: Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills refer to a child's ability to perform small, detailed tasks like tying shoes, buttoning buttons, zipping and unzipping zippers, using scissors, and moving small or fragile items. In order to master these skills, children develop the delicate muscles...

9 Effects of Modern Gadgets on Children Development

Technology and kids today is a sight you often see. A toddler holding a tablet, an infant with an iphone in her mouth, what’s new? At one point, parents have great regard over gadgets as a way to pacify their children and as an entertaining and educational tool. But...

The Benefits of Physical Education in School

In order to have your child grow up and be healthy and happy, you need a few things. Your child needs to have proper nutrition, proper rest and proper exercise. If these things occur, you have a good chance that your child will become a healthy adult. Unfortunately,...

Think Outside the Sandbox: Creative Ways to Keep Kids Active

Everyone needs regular physical activity to maintain good health. Adults often understand the importance of exercise, so they work to incorporate physical activity into their daily schedules. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released a...

Top Five Reasons to Use a Shade

Shade structures are rising in popularity! Not only are shades fantastic for covering picnic areas, but they provide great shelter to playgrounds, pools, and parking lots. We’ve compiled a list of the top five reasons shade structures are essential. 1. UV...

Play Therapy Techniques

Children enjoy all different kinds of play.  Both active and quiet play serve purposes in children's social and cognitive development.  Running around outdoors or on a playground provides exercise to kids and a healthy outlet for their boundless energy....

Building Motor Skills on the Playground

Most children enjoy exploring a playground and climbing around on the equipment. While kids engage in these activities, they receive beneficial physical exercise, which helps them stay healthy and strong. This type of physical play also helps develop important motor...

Adult Playgrounds: The Benefits of Fitness Trails

Father of the Fitness Trail It's 1902 on the beautiful island of Martinique.  A volcano has erupted and hundreds of lives are saved thanks to the efforts of one man... Georges Hébert.  Inspired by the good that resulted from his own physical...

The Rise of Childhood Obesity: What Can We Do?

Ever since its first official study in 1963, childhood obesity has been on the steady rise.  Now experts disagree as to whether or not this epidemic is indicative of the modern era or if it’s been an ongoing trend for generations. According to the State of...

Staying Cool While Exercising Outside

Exercise is an important part of our life for people of all age. A proper dose of exercise is needed for children to avoid obesity and to build up to a healthy adulthood. Exercise is also important for older people to avoid possible health issues and to prolong their...

Playground Safety and Health: The Importance of Vaccinations

Vaccinations have become an increasingly hot-button issue lately. Although they are often misunderstood, they are important tools for keeping kids healthy and safe. Thanks to vaccinations, many diseases like polio and measles that used to destroy thousands of lives...

Get Outside and Play for Fun and Fitness

In past generations children spent more time outdoors playing when the weather was good. In fact, in the past, children even spent time outdoors when the weather was not the greatest. It was these kids that spent hours outside playing games, exploring and having fun...

Sun Safety for Kids on the Playground

Sunny summer days are the kind of thing that kids dream about all year long; the perfect time to get out and play. However, too much sun can be a dangerous thing. Not only can the excessive heat cause serious immediate problems like dehydration or heat stroke,...

20 Playground Exercises to Achieve a Full-Body Workout

No matter your age, play and exercise are essential components to a happy, healthy lifestyle. There are plenty of ways to fulfill fitness goals without shelling out big bucks for a gym membership. By utilizing local parks and playgrounds, you can achieve a challenging...

Family

A variety of resources for parents, children and the whole family.

Fun and Safe Playground Games for Your Children

Play is an important part of a child's social and physical development. As children explore playground equipment and participate in games, they learn how to interact appropriately with others, follow rules, and stay safe. In addition to schools and backyards, children...

Parents Resource Guide to School Safety

School is a place where parents can send their children with the understanding that they will be treated fairly and receive a good education. For the majority of parents and children this is the care. However, many children experience problems in school that are not...

31 Mythical Creatures Used to Scare Children From Around the World

There are far more sinister creatures out there to terrify children into staying in bed than just the boogeyman under the bed or the monster living in the closet. Around the world, parents have employed grotesque and disturbing creatures to spook children into...

50 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Parents and Guardians

Parenting books, parenting forums, parenting quotes, unsolicited parenting advice, parenting magazines, parenting websites; there is endless and often contradictory advice out there on what it takes to be a good parent. Connect with other new parents and you will...

Alphabet of Nostalgia: 90s Edition – Infographic

Oh snap, welcome to the 90s! From Beanie Babies' world domination to the birth of the World Wide Web, the 1990s was a decade that celebrated global culture, eccentricity, and awesomeness. Ever wonder what happened to the fads that defined your childhood? If so, strap...

A Parents Guide to Healthy Children

For parents, babies come into the world helpless and dependent upon others for all their needs. Babies rely on parents and caregivers for food, love, and everyday care. One of the biggest concerns of parents is the health of babies. From the very beginning parents are...

The Ultimate Playlist: 50 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Play

Do you believe in the power of play? When it comes to a child's physical, emotional, and cognitive growth, nothing is more enriching and empowering than playtime. The magic of play can unfold anywhere as long as children have the freedom to unleash their imaginations...

14 Parenting Tips on Bullying: Seek Refuge in the Playground

It only take 37 seconds to make a bully and a victim; and in every seven minutes that passes, a child somewhere in America is being bullied. In fact, 1 out of every 4 kids falls prey to the claws of a bully, or worse, a group of bullies. In the same saddening note, 1...

Benefits of Playground Interaction for Parents and Kids

Three hours of homework after at least six hours in school, learning a new language or polishing off an extra-curricular skill, too many hours fiddling with a tab or phone –these are the items found in the checklist of children who aspire to live the so-called...

Should Parents Allow Their Kids To Play Football?

You see your kid with bruises, strained muscles, and ligament sprains; no parent would want to see their kids in that state right? And yet they push their kids to playing contact sports such as football. Being one of the biggest sports loved and watched by numerous...

10 Parenting Hacks

Being a parent is hard. This is especially true for new and first time parents. Don't you wish there was a way to make tasks in life simpler and more effective, maybe something like a list of the best life hacks for parents? Well there is! Here are the parenting hacks...

Top 25 U.S. Cities With the Best Parks

The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore index is the most intensive system ever developed for measuring how well the 100 largest cities in America are fulfilling the community need for parks and recreation. They use advanced mapping technology (GIS) to gather...

The Cost of Child Care in the United States

The cost of child care is an overwhelming obstacle for many new parents and families, especially if they have more than one child. The average cost of daycare in the United States is a $11,666 a year (around $972 a month), so it is no wonder that many families...

The First Item Created of 20 Popular Collectibles

Do you have a nostalgic collection of bygone hot toys tucked away in your attic that you can’t bear to part with? Fads come and go, sweeping both children and adults up in collecting crazes with no end in sight. Beanie Babies exploded in popularity in late 1995,...

Play Together, Stay Together!

16% of children aged 2-19 and 35.7% of adults in the United States are affected with obesity. While there are many factors influencing these alarming numbers, inactivity is a major contributor. Fortunately, families can start making simple and gradual changes together...

Parents, Assemble!

SWOOSH! Mom has done it again. Just in the knick of time, she swooshed in and rescued her rambunctious tyke from taking a tumble. WOW! Thank goodness for dad! With gentle and calming powers, he has soothed his little one into a dreamy slumber. Parents are a different...

Inspirational Quotes from Superheroes and Comic Books

Superheroes can be empowering and inspirational for both children and adults. Despite their superpowers and the colossal obstacles that they face, many of their messages in movies, television, and comic books can resonate with normal human beings too! Many kids love...

15 Tips and Tricks for Being the Very Best at Pokémon Go

Many of us have dreamed of becoming a real Pokémon Master since our childhoods. With Pokémon Go, that possibility is now in our hands. We can now search far and wide, teaching our Pokémon to understand the power that's inside (our smartphones)! Pokémon Go unites...