Play Matters: Help Kaboom Create Playgrounds for Kids Everywhere

Did you know that not having enough playtime as a child can cause physical, intellectual, social, and emotional harm. That is why it is important that all children have access to play areas. Kaboom is a nonprofit whose mission is to make sure that there is a playground in every community.

Just as I believe that playing video games has many benefits, Outdoors active play has many other benefits. Kids should experience them all. To help create play spaces everywhere, Kaboom:

  1. Constructs innovate play spaces
  2. Shares knowledge and tools needed for others to construct or repair playspaces
  3. Builds a movement towards this goal
Check out Kaboom’s video:
What can you do to help:
  1. Sign up on Kaboom and Pledge to save play
  2. Host a Play Day to help advocate for all communities to have adequate play spaces
  3. Volunteer for a local project
  4. Read Kaboom’s Play Day blog to learn more about the issues
  5. Use tools and resources from Kaboom to build a playground
There is a contest running on Kaboom’s Facebook page. Share a photo of a playground that you love, and why and you will be entered to win some great outdoor toys. The deadline for entries is February 19, 2013.
Are you wondering why such a big deal is being made about play? Play has physical, emotional, social and cognitive impacts on kids. Read more on the Kaboom website on why play matters. It really does.

See also:
WaterAid: Help Give Safe Water Access to Everyone

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  1. Outdoor play is so very important to the heath of children. Thank you for sharing this important information and organization.

  2. what a great non profit company and i agree that playtime has a great impact in a positive way for children!

  3. Danielle Simmons :

    What a fabulous organization! I definitely know that we are lacking in parks in our area. SO much so that we purchased a play structure for our front yard so we wouldn’t have to get in the car and drive 15-20 minutes to the nearest playground each day.

  4. Play is *so* important. I think a lot of adults tend to forget that exploring through play is children’s natural way of learning. :)

  5. Stefani @ :

    My kids love to play and we happen to live right by a park!

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