KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.
Many kids live in areas labeled ‘play deserts’, where a safe place to play is in not in walking distance. I don’t know what I would have done in my kids early years without playgrounds! If you have furniture jumping, table climbing kids you know what I mean. We’ve also met people who grew to be dear friends at the playground. One of my favorite playgrounds? An indoor playground at a local church that offers open hours to the public. Their willingness to share was a lifesaver during long Michigan winters.
Visit the KaBOOM! website. Here you can find information to make your dream playground a reality including grant opportunities, training, DIY improvement and community space ideas.
Kids who play are healthier
Kids who play do better in school
Kids who play, play well as adults
KaBOOM! has a great facebook contest going on!
Share a photo of a playground you love and you’ll be entered to win great outdoor toys! Submit your photo by Tuesday, February 19. An expert team of judges will pick their favorites based on your photo and caption.
Browse their photo galleries. They will make you smile.
Read the KaBOOM! blog. Play Today! They also have a great sidebar full of recommended website about play.
The founder of KaBOOM! wrote a New York Times Best Selling Book KaBOOM! A Movement to Save Play.
KaBOOM! also has a book with the best outdoor games called Go Out and Play!
KaBOOM! is a partner organization of Mom Bloggers for Social Good and Global Team of 200.