March 10, 2010

First Lady says: Map your playgrounds!

Today, during her keynote speech at the National PTA Legislative Conference, First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged audience members to visit the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder and to add playgrounds in their own communities.

While talking about how parents need to be more active with their kids, she said, "It’s also about making sure our communities have safe places for kids to play… and there’s this terrific non-profit organization I’m sure you all know… KaBOOM!... that’s working to do this. Right now they’re working to map every single playground in the country so that parents can find the closest one in their neighborhood, and I encourage you to check it out and add the playgrounds in your own community to their list."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Follow the First Lady's advice and take some time to browse and contribute to our Playspace Finder.

Here's a video of Mrs. Obama's speech. She mentions us at 15:54:

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