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October 2012 eNews

Reminder – Outdoor Innovations Awards… Are you feeling inspired to create great experiences for children outdoors? We are looking for examples of centers that have done something outdoors that meets some or all of the following criteria: Is unusual, creative & fun Is low cost Incorporates nature in interesting ways Helps expand curriculum to the …

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Summer 2012 eNews

Announcing Outdoor Innovations Awards… Are you feeling inspired to create great experiences for children outdoors? We are looking for examples of centers that have done something outdoors that meets some or all of the following criteria: Is unusual, creative & fun Is low cost Incorporates nature in interesting ways Helps expand curriculum to the outdoors …

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June 2012 eNews

Ten Low-Cost or No-Cost Ideas for Outdoor Active Fun Play Hopscotch! A piece of chalk is all you need to draw a hopscotch space in a paved area of the playground. Get some Hula Hoops! Great exercise and lots of fun – for extra fun and laughs make sure the teachers show the kids how to use …

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May 2012 eNews

Rhode Island LISC May Day Anniversary Event Thank you to the nearly 150 leaders from across Rhode Island who joined us on Tuesday, May 1st for a fantastic May Day event at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Even the wind and rain did not stop the enthusiastic group from showing up for a morning filled …

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April 2012 eNews

Insects All Around! Bugs are an important part of our ecosystem and when they stay outdoors they seem to provide nearly endless interest to curious young children. But too often in child care settings those creepy, crawly critters seem to make their way inside. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that the first National …

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March 2012 eNews

Keep Children S.A.F.E. on playgrounds! Each year over 200,000 children are injured on America’s playgrounds. Although some measures have been initiated to address the growing problems associated with playground safety, there has been no nationally coordinated effort in this area. In recognition of this need, the National Program for Playground Safety was created to help communities across the …

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February 2012 eNews

Natural Playgrounds Initiative Throughout 2012, the RICCFF will seek to promote the importance of outdoor play for young children. High quality outdoor playspaces provide: Opportunities to combat childhood obesity The expansion of the learning environment The reconnection of children to the natural world The benefits of a well-designed outdoor playspace are endless. For children participating …

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