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Possibilities for play at Philadelphia’s parks, playgrounds, schools, and libraries.

Possibilities for play at Philadelphia’s parks, playgrounds, schools, and libraries.

Guest Post By Alexa Bosse I am raising my family in the city. I am here for the job opportunities, the theater, the restaurants, the museums, the public transportation, the exposure to new experiences, and the amazing diverse community that challenges and supports me. I am also a play advocate. Cities are changing. The amenities they […]

New Minds in the Making: Motivating kids to commit to academic performance and personal health.

New Minds in the Making: Motivating kids to commit to academic performance and personal health.

Schools are changing these days, trying new approaches to motivate more kids to learn and to play a key role in creating healthier students. On a deeper level, you could say, it is about motivating kids to care about school, to feel connected, and to be willing to commit with personal responsibility in the academic learning, as well as their personal health. Often it involves […]

Best Playground in Seattle

Best Playground in Seattle

A recent playground addition to the Seattle Center in Washington State combines music, climbing play structures with large slides, sky bridge,  swings, and art. Below you will find a post describing the inspirational process that ended up in a hugely popular playground. Enjoy! KOMPAN Play Institute By Judith Caldwell, Caldwell Sculpture Studio www.caldwellsculpturestudio.com For more […]

Play and Learn: Bridging Classrooms and Playgrounds for Better Learning Outcomes

Play and Learn: Bridging Classrooms and Playgrounds for Better Learning Outcomes

By Helle Burlingame, KOMPAN Play Institute Manager, North America Children today are being described as having attention issues; from children with diagnosed sensory integration issues to children in general not being able to sit still for long periods of time.  Every day across the country, a lot of class time is spent by students figuring […]

The Smart Playground from KOMPAN

The Smart Playground from KOMPAN

By Jeanette Fich Jespersen, KOMPAN Play Institute, International Manager   The KOMPAN Smart Playground in brief: A series of themed playground units with varied physical play activities and items that encourage role-play, themed around three popular Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales: The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid and The Tinderbox. Playground units have a QR-code […]

Welcome to the KOMPAN Play Institute blog

Welcome to the KOMPAN Play Institute blog

By Helle Burlingame I am excited to launch the KOMPAN Play Institute blog on the relevance of play in today’s world. We all cope with new ways of working, learning, and living healthy lives. For children in particular we believe playground play is the best medicine to increase their resilience. When kids thrive, parents thrive! […]

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Common Sense for the Common Core

Common Sense for the Common Core

Every day children are expected to learn new things. They need to reach important educational milestones like learning to read, write, and solve mathematical problems. However, adults do not always agree on how to get there and how soon. The blog post you are about to read from Marcy Guddemi and Erin Akers  from the […]

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Child in the City international conference on children’s play, Odense, Denmark

Child in the City international conference on children’s play, Odense, Denmark

Child in the City, international conference on children’s play, social inclusion and health in the city. End of September is the start of the Child in the City international conference in the City of Odense, Denmark. The conference takes place September 29 – October 1, 2014. Read more or sign up here: www.childinthecity.com/

Resources – Matching, Leasing and Financing – Grant Programs

Resources – Matching, Leasing and Financing – Grant Programs

Every kid deserves to have a quality playground in their neighborhood. That’s why KOMPAN has done extensive research to uncover available playground grants and other resources that may be useful in helping your community grow by installing a local playground of its own. We understand how daunting the research and application process can seem. To make […]

Get BLOQXed – the new play sculpture from KOMPAN

Get BLOQXed – the new play sculpture from KOMPAN

BLOQX is not just a playground, a sculpture, a climbing wall, or a meeting space! BLOQX is an attractive hot spot for kids and adults to hang out in city and suburban locations. Designed to be a visual landmark, with a design concept that blurs the gap between adults, teens and kids play, BLOQX engages […]