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Clean Typography

Josefin features the Josefin & Merriweather Google Fonts. The styling has been meticulously set to fit the aesthetics of the theme, providing a relaxing reading experience.
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Styled Counters

We’ve taken extra care in styling the number counter feature Divi offers. We’ve included dark & light background options. Showcase your stats in style with the Josefin Child Theme.

Twitter Widget

We’ve utilized and styled the Rotating Tweets Plugin by Martin Tod. Display your tweets elegantly using this plugin and the Josefin Child Theme. We’ve included an instructional video on how to set this up.

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A photo is worth a thousand words. Parallax backgrounds combined with great use of whitespace allow the focus to be on your beautiful images. We’ve also styled a masonry layout as an option for your images.
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Styled Form

We’ve also taken extra care in styling the contact form in Divi. We’ve included dark & light background options. Make your contact form stand out with the Josefin Child Theme.

Instagram Widget

We’ve utilized and styled the WP Instagram Widget by Scott Evans. Display your Instagram photos elegantly using this plugin and the Josefin Child Theme. We’ve included an instructional video on how to set this up.
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Extra Animations

Divi comes with some nice animation options. We’ve added additional animation classes you can apply to your sections and modules. We’ve included an instructional video on how to use these animations.

Features Grid

Easily build a features grid with Josefin. We’ve created an instructional video with links to the CSS and a Divi Layout files. Import the layout into your site with a single click.

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Your purchase comes with our superior support. Email us at support@elegantchildthemes.com and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. We also have video tutorials showing how to implement different features of the theme.

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What is Play Value

What is Play Value

Play value is one of the key components to consider when designing and installing a playground. To industry professionals, play value simply refers to the usability and quality of play that derives from each playground equipment piece. The structures and designs that have the highest play value are those that are:

  • Used most frequently by children
  • Encourage consistent participation with children
  • Naturally inspire inclusive and accessible play
  • Attractive to kids of all ages

Without play structures that motivate children to play or enable multiple children from different ability levels to engage, a playground will not meet the needs of its users.

How to Increase Play Value

It is ideal to consider play value during the initial planning and design of your playground through intentional design. First, ask yourself and your team the following questions:

  • What is the intention of the playground?
  • How many children can play on each structure?
  • Does the equipment create space for inclusive and continuous play?
  • Does the playground provide dynamic sensory experiences?

Next, commit to high play value by following these three steps:

  1. Ensure Social Play: Create equipment that many children from different interest groups, age ranges and ability levels can access at once. I.e., A mud pie table, two player game panels, or a talk tube that children can communicate with one another through.
  2. Enable Physical Play: Develop structures and intentionally design your play area in a way that encourages both inclusive and continuous play. This means that each structure is linked or connected in one way or another and does not prevent any child with ability limitations from playing on both the individual structure but also, with the entire continuum of play.
  1. Inspire Sensory Play: Improve your play value by creating a playground that integrates dynamic sensory experiences. From varying textures, to exciting sounds and music making opportunities to stimulating color schemes and complex surfaces, any small adjustments you can make to enhance the overall sensory experience of your playground will heighten play value. I.e., A nature themed rock climber, dinosaur dig, musical play events and activity play panels.

The choices you make from the beginning have the power to do everything from advance balance and gross motor skills to improve muscle control to teach reading and music to kids. 

Starting with an intention to create high play value in your playground and proceeding with an intentional design plan is key when it comes to providing children with powerful and impactful play experiences.

Contact Henderson Recreation Equipment today.

At Henderson Playgrounds, we not only manufacture commercial playgrounds. We also sell superior fitness equipment from Greenfields Outdoor Fitness. Perfect for building outdoor fitness activities in your local community to get adults active and outside in the fresh air.

At Henderson Playgrounds, we have been Putting Children First since 1971 by building and designing superior commercial playgrounds for all ages.

The Benefits of Playgrounds on Mental and Physical Well-being

The Benefits of Playgrounds on Mental and Physical Well-being

The Benefits of Playgrounds on Mental and Physical Well-being

At Henderson Playgrounds, we have been Putting Children First™ since 1971 by building and designing superior commercial playgrounds for all ages. We understand the benefits that play has on a child’s physical and mental well-being, which is why creating exciting and engaging playscapes is our passion — and something we take very seriously.

Physical Benefits

The physical benefits of playgrounds are obvious. A well-designed playground offers children the opportunity to climb, run, swing, and slide, leading to stronger muscles and bones, a longer attention span and improved sleep! With obesity rates among children and youth in Canada have nearly tripled in the last 30 years. Providing children with an engaging outlet to expend their physical energy has never been more important. Not only can obese children be faced with physical health problems, such as high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, and bone and joint problems, their weight can also affect their emotional and mental health.

To ensure optimal health, children and teenagers should participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day. This could be something like riding a bike or participating in a sport. This could also be spending an hour at the playground! With our extensive range of traditional freestanding play equipment, including climbers, play vehicles, motion toys, spring riders, heavy-duty swing sets, three-leg swings, and even nature-inspired tree swings, we can guarantee your little ones will wear themselves out!

Mental Benefits

In addition to the physical benefits of playgrounds, there are many mental benefits to be found as well. Often, the playground is the first opportunity many children will have to engage with other kids in their age group. In playing freely outside, children can develop a healthier state of mind by expanding their social and emotional skills through play and observing others during play. Interactions with other children lead to improved speech and communication skills and problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

As technology becomes more prevalent in all our lives, children are spending less time outdoors favoring sedentary activities such as watching TV or playing video games. This may seem like the new norm, but the science on this topic is clear — increased screen time can negatively impact your child’s physical and mental health. Higher levels of screen time are linked to lower school performance and lower scores of self-esteem and self-worth. The best way to combat this? Get your child outside in the fresh air to your local playground!

Henderson Playgrounds specializes in superior commercial playgrounds, accessible and inclusive playground designs, and exciting and challenging freestanding play equipment for children of all ages. Browse our extensive range of play equipment, outdoor fitness, park furnishings, shelters and fitness courses to build a custom playground that will serve your community for years to come.

 

Henderson Playgrounds specializes in traditional play equipment, including swings, multi-user basket style swings, vandal-resistant belts, baby swings, and parent-child swings.

Contact Henderson Recreation Equipment today.

We are a leader in playground equipment manufacturing. Customized and high-quality commercial playground equipment that fits all of your needs.

Have an emergency plan

Have an emergency plan

Playground Guide Part 11

Have an emergency plan

Remove toggles, scarves, or any other clothing that may become entangled on the playground equipment, causing strangulation.

Close any equipment that is broken or needs repair. Issue a work order immediately. Use fencing to close off the playground, or caution tape to close off equipment. Also, post a sign using a bright waterproof material to inform people of the broken equipment.

Supervision

Schools, daycares, community centers, and other facilities have the resources and staff to supervise their playgrounds. If you do not have a supervision plan, we recommend developing one, maintaining it, and applying it. Train supervisors to look for issues within the playspace. Also, monitor children playing in the area based on their skill set—knowing when to intervene and when not to is an important skill. With proper supervision, a reduction in playground related accidents can happen.

Here are some general playground safety rules to go over with kids.

  • Obey directions given by all playground supervisors
  • No pushing, roughhousing, or horseplay on the playground.
  • Only play approved games on the playground.
  • Do not leave the designated play area and keep away from off-limits areas.
  • Do not leave bikes, skateboards, scooters, or other large objects in the resilient surfacing area; children can fall on them.
  • Do not wear any necklaces, scarfs, and other jewelry on the playground; they can catch on the equipment.
  • Avoid wearing clothing with drawstrings.
  • Do not throw sand, dirt, wood chips, stones, sticks, rocks, or snowballs.
  • Be aware of other kids playing, especially younger children, and try not to bump into them.
  • Be courteous and respectfully of other children and supervisors.

Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

www.ada.gov

Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) for buildings and facilities:

The ADAAG applies to all public playgrounds in parks, schools, churches, and daycares (unless the daycare is a private residence).  Information can be found on the US Access Board website at www.access·board.gov.

Accessible play areas: The US Access Board also publishes a summary of accessibility guidelines for play areas. This manual is available on
www.access·board.gov.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Handbook for public playground safety (CPSC Pub #325) published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

The CPSC guidelines are not a technical document and are meant to be used and clearly understood by the playground equipment owner/operator.

Get your free copy at www.cpsc.gov.

American Standards Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Standard consumer safety performance specification for playground equipment for public use (ASTM F·1487). Published by the American Standards Testing and Materials International (ASTM). The ASTM guidelines is a technical document written for the manufacturer as well as the owner/operator.

You can purchase your copy at www.astm.org.

Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surfacing Materials Within the Use Zone of Playground Equipment (ASTM F·1292).

They are published by the American Standards Testing and Materials International (ASTM). The ASTM guideline is for the manufacturer of playground surfacing materials. Purchase your copy at www.astm.org.

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) the United States

A CPSI is a person who has been professional trained in the playground safety and inspection course organized by the National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI).

Contact your local CPSI in your area to inspect and audit the equipment in your playspace after installation and before first use. A playground audit will give you a baseline to work with to help maintain your play equipment and resilient safety surfacing.

Certified Playground Inspector (CPI) Canada

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) currently offers a CPRA Canadian Certified Playground Inspector Certification program. Individuals who pass the Theory and Practical training courses through the Canadian Playground Safety Institute (CPSI) become certified playground inspectors.

This program will help individuals understand CAN/CSA Z614 “Children’s Playspaces and Equipment” and learn how to conduct a hands-on inspection/audit of their playspace.

www.cpra.ca

Contact your local CPI in your area to inspect and audit the equipment in your playspace after installation and before first use. A playground audit will give you a baseline to work with to help maintain your play equipment and resilient safety surfacing.

IPEMA (International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association)

IPEMA is an organization that oversees the third-party certification process.  TUV·SUD America is the third-party responsible for evaluating and approving play equipment and surfacing for compliance with ASTM F1487, ASTM F1292, and CSA Z614.

Playground and surfacing manufacturers can get their products certified product to the ASTM F1487, CSA Z614, and ASTM F·1292 through IPEMA’s program. Note, just being a member of IPEMA does not mean that a company’s products are certified. To check to see if a product is IPEMA certified, go to IPEMA’s website at www.ipema.org.

Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment (ASTM F·1951)

Manufacturers of playground surfacing materials use this standard. Purchase your copy at www.astm.org.

SAFE (Supervision Age appropriate Fall Surfacing Equipment Maintenance)

SAFE is a national program for playground safety. Visit www.playgroundsafety.org to view their program to assist owner operators plan and maintain a safe play area for children.

www.safekids.org/listing/fact-sheet

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. Henderson designs and manufactures play equipment to be compliant with the release of CAN/CSA-Z614, “Children’s Playspaces and Equipment” that is current at the time of manufacture. Henderson is a full member of the Technical Committee that is responsible for the development of the “Children’s Playspaces and Equipment” standard.

www.csa.ca

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