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Press Releases from KOMPAN Playscape Pty Ltd (5 total)

The playground – a threatened species?

Proper playgrounds for children above the age of 8 years are scarce. On top of that most of the few playgrounds for older kids fail to offer proper challenges: they resemble the playgrounds for the 4-year-olds, only bigger. This situation is an indication of too many inadequate playgrounds and play equipment designs for this age group. FIRSTLY it is outdated from a humanitarian point of view: children have a UN

On Play Capacity in Playgrounds and Children

On Play Capacity in Playgrounds and Children You can get a count of almost everything in this world: the amount of water in all American rivers, the total knowledge in an organization, the number of wired brain cells in an average human being …the possibilities for making counts are endless! Counting phenomena of our world gives us a very basic human feeling of control, which we need to navigate life. Maybe that is why

Girls and physical activity

Girls and physical activity By Jeanette Fich Jespersen, KOMPAN Play Institute, International Manager Obesity and overweight figures of European children and teenagers show a sinister increase during the last decades. In Europe 25% of the children are estimated to be overweight or obese. And this number is estimated to grow by 400.000 persons a year. Nutrition is definitely a factor behind the growing number of overweight children. But inactivity and a general lack

Play for health: Evidence based approaches in preschool playgrounds

Play for health - Evidence based approaches in preschool playgrounds Jeanette Fich Jespersen, KOMPAN Play Institute, International Manager The growth in overweight and obesity has made playgrounds and parks more relevant than ever. The awareness that parks and playgrounds matter in the prevention of overweight in children has grown. Some cities have made an extra effort to plan activity into parks. Others have made cross-departmental solutions and opened school yards up for play after

Children burn ⅔ of the daily required 150 calories during 30 minutes of play o …

Children burn ⅔ of the daily required 150 calories during 30 minutes of play on KOMPAN school-aged playgrounds We need to burn 150 calories of energy per day in order to maintain a healthy body composition of bone, muscle and fatty tissue'… So how do our playgrounds stack-up? A calorie burn study A recent research study sponsored by KOMPAN Play Institute involved two schools with children from first, second and third grades. They participated in