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KaBOOM! Selects Progressive Design Playgrounds' Outdoor Learning Environments Slide for First Natural Playground Project
Commercial Playground Company's Natural Playgrounds Serve as Outdoor Classrooms
VISTA, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - KaBOOM! selected Progressive Design Playgrounds' Interactive Grass Slide for inclusion in the national nonprofit's inaugural natural playground, which was built in Hawaii last week. The Interactive Grass Slide is a natural playground product designed by Progressive Design Playgrounds, www.pdplay.com, and part of the company's Outdoor Learning Environments launched earlier this year.
Outdoor Learning Environments are natural playgrounds that extend the classroom into the outdoors where children can play with and among natural elements such as sand, water and living plants. Through natural learning, these outdoor classrooms enhance and reinforce the lessons students learn in every subject from math to the arts. They range from vegetable gardens, to slides built into grass hills, to stages where pretend play capitalizes on natural surroundings to stimulate young minds. More elaborate natural playgrounds include science labs, greenhouses, ponds, dirt trails, trike trails and mazes and reading amphitheaters. They often include local plants and boulders, contributing to the authenticity of the natural environment. A list of these natural playground products can be found online at www.outdoorlearningenvironments.com.