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January 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Cool Playspaces on Playscapes Blog

You never know what incredibly innovative playspace will be highlighted on the PLAYSCAPES blog.

Norwegian Storytelling Playspace



This is a Norwegian playscape built from scrap lumber. It is a place for children to tell stories around a fire, play, and enjoy. What an incredible… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 11, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Playing Outdoors Helps Children's Eyesight

Nearsightedness is on the rise. Researchers are finding that playing outdoors may greatly reduce your child's chances of developing nearsightedness or myopia. Check out this story on NPR.



"If you have two nearsighted parents and you engage in a low level of outdoor activity, your chances of becoming myopic by the eighth grade are about 60 percent," he says. "If children engaged in over 14… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 11, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

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