DailyDirt: Dangerous Playgrounds Are Fun!

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If you have young kids, you might have noticed that public playgrounds are a bit different than the ones you played on as a kid. Rubberized surfaces have replaced gravel or asphalt, and simple teeter-totters (or see-saws) have been re-designed using viscoelastic materials to prevent dangerous accelerations. You might have noticed it's hard to find monkey bars on playgrounds. The reasons for these changes are obvious: safety and liability. However, are kids still having as much fun outdoors? Here are just a few links on playground equipment. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    John, 31 Mar 2014 @ 7:16pm

    Tough New Zealand kids

    I recently holidayed on the south island of New Zealand. Not only is it a stunningly beautiful place, all the play grounds have 1 to 1.5cm loose rocks for the kids to fall on, under the playground equipment.

    No wonder NZ rugby team as so good.

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