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Making a Difference

As part of the Play20 campaign, we organized a trail clean-up. Like most things, COVID-19 had other plans and meeting in groups – even to clean a trail – was no longer responsible. So, one of our employees who is staying in New Mexico during this time, decided to clean a trail anyway. Picking up a trail that people can use while practicing social distancing creates a more pleasant experience and environment for everyone. Right now, more and more ...

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Burke Playground

Having a clean playspace is always important and necessary. It improves the experience of users and promotes hygiene and health. With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, addressing the cleaning of playgrounds and recreation areas has taken on a new importance. When looking for information on cleaning community spaces, especially for COVID-19, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website is the best location to go to for current information and best practices. The CDC publishes Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations that ...

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Why We're Passionate About Movement

Keeping kids, families and communities moving is something we're passionate about - especially in these unprecedented times of uncertainty and social distancing. People are seeking time outdoors as a respite. And for good reason - outdoor play is a great way to curb too much screen time, loneliness, depression and anxiety. Some heartening news... people in the medical community are starting to take notice of the importance of time spent outdoors, moving and socializing. Articles like this one shared here ...

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PlayEnsemble® and Music Education

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." ~Plato Music is an essential part of being human. Music and art define generations, cultures, religions and is a part of our everyday lives. It can unite the world in a way that words alone cannot. We do not need to speak the same language or come from the same background to understand and appreciate music; it speaks to us as ...

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sPEAKing Our Minds - The Importance of Water

It's 2020 and, for many of us, it's a time to set resolutions. Drinking and getting more water is low-hanging fruit... something we can do without a lot of effort and very little to no money! AND... a ton of benefits. Hydration matters, whether you're running, working out, or just trying to stay out of the dirt, your water intake is vital. Our bodies NEED water to function, plain and simple! There are so many wonderful effects water has ...

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Play That Moves Us

We often hear that one person can make a difference...in this case we see it firsthand. Devin Handy, a teenager from Victoria, Texas, who used GoFundMe to raise $700 and help a community park that had been destroyed by a fire, is on a mission for 2020. His mission is to make even more of a difference in the lives of people and to help the environment. Learn more about his story. Play is our passion, our mission and our ...