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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Save the World Saturday: Play Time

Happy Christmas, cherubs. As you and your family play today with the new gadgets and toys that Santa left in your stockings, I want you to take a moment and think about the importance of play time for children growing up in this country. Recent studies have shown a decline in play in America - specifically the physical kind. Partly this is because of an increase in couch potato kids, but a big part of the problem is a lack of good, safe playground equipment in communities across the U.S.
Enter KaBOOM!, a nonprofit dedicated to building and re-building playgrounds in American neighborhoods under the guiding vision that there should be "a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America."
Take a look at this video from earlier this summer as KaBOOM! and a community in Ohio rehabilitate a playground in a growing neighborhood.

You can visit the KaBOOM! website to start or join a playground project in your area, support the national campaign, or to find a playground in your neighborhood. Last one to the monkey bars is a rotten egg!

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