697 Play On!: Playground Design and Programming to Promote Youth Fitness

Saturday, April 27, 2013: 1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Convention Center: 211AB
AAPAR/Council on Facilities and Equipment
Speaker: Jennie N. Sumrell, PlayCore, Inc., Chattanooga, TN
Seeking creative solutions to get kids moving? Play equipment, free play, and outdoor fitness programming can offer new and creative ways to utilize playgrounds during physical education class, recess, after school programming, or “energizers” throughout the day. This session will highlight the benefits that innovative playground programming and thoughtful design practices have on outdoor play environments to promote overall health and wellness of students, while offering fun and creative activities to enhance your programming efforts.