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May

Help Your Community’s Children by Updating the Neighborhood Playground

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Commercial playground equipment, Parts, Playground border

Many children spend a considerable amount of time on the Internet as well as on their mobile phones and other devices. Even though these children may be playing games, reading stories, or interacting with friends and family on social media platforms, there is some concern that they’re not engaging in enough physical activity. Furthermore, there is also concern that they’re not experiencing enough face-to-face social interaction. A recent poll found that 66% of parents are actually worried that their children spend too much time on these types of devices.

While 83% of parents agreed that it was important for their children to learn about technology and how to use it, most would prefer that their children spend more time outdoors. This was the case with nine out of ten of the parents that participated in the questionnaire. According to research, children only engage in outdoor play for roughly four hours every week. It’s interesting to note that this is less than their parents’ gen