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Bringing Harmony to the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference
The 2017 NRPA Annual Conference is attended by more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals along with other related professions such as; landscape architecture, aquatics, fitness, city planning, property and facility management, park advocacy, environmental education, civil engineering, sustainability and more.
Attendees are invited to listen to over 500 expert speakers and approximatley 300 education sessions are available to them over the three days. However, it's in the exhibition hall that attendees are invited to 'try before they buy' and test out some pretty amazing cutting edge playground equipment and other products from some of the top brands supplying the industry.
Percussion Play have headed to the 'big easy' to make our own noise at the conference on booth #1547 – inviting all attendees to come and join in the fun in our very own free-for-all jam session!
Back To School? Make some Time for Free Play
Across the country, schools are about to reopen their doors for the Autumn Term and school will officially be back in session. As the lazy afternoons spent in the back garden, the beach or in local park turn back into hurried schedules filled with early starts, homework and extracurricular activities, we need to remember the importance of incorporating some time for free play into our kids daily lives.
Play and time outside is vital for children to digest what has been learnt in school and to do a different kind of learning. It is through play that children first learn how to make decisions, solve problems, exert self-control, and follow rules. Play gives children a chance to find and develop a connection to their own self-identified and self-guided interests. Children learn to handle their emotions, including anger and fear, during play. Play helps children make friends and learn to get along with each other as equals. Most importantly, play is a source of happiness.
Outdoor Musical Instruments Arrive in Romania
The Libra Foundation takes UK students out to Romania to work in children’s residential centres, with children from Roma communities and with underprivileged Romanian children. The residential centres are home to children and young people with varying needs and abilities; from learning difficulties to specific physical needs and requirements. The children from the Roma communities are often developmentally delayed, live in extreme poverty and are socially marginalised and the underprivileged Romanian children are socially deprived and often extremely poor.
Libra aims to provide resources and experiences to these Romanian children that the centres, schools and families cannot otherwise afford and which have a significant impact on the children’s wellbeing and that of their parents and carers. This includes working with staff and carers to deliver training and workshops and encouraging local volunteering to make Libra's work sustainable.
The Alexandra Centre in Onesti is a therapeutic...
Why Build a Musical Sensory Garden?
We recently released our Guide to Building the Perfect Musical Garden with tips on planning, planting and percussion. We want everyone to enjoy music and sound in the great outdoors. It’s free to download right now!
Everyone Can Enjoy Them There’s a preconception with the word sensory – it feels loaded. It’s as if it means “only for disabled people” or “only for children”.
Yes, sensory gardens offer a wider spectrum of stimuli than the binary audiovisual content most modern humans are used to consuming, but it doesn’t mean that they’re exclusive.
Quite the opposite, in fact. Sensory gardens are among the most inclusive places in the world, where anybody – young or old, regardless of ability – can be in tune with nature and interact with each other.
The vibrations of outdoor musical instruments can be felt as well as heard, adding new dimensions for deaf people and those...
Help wake up your spring senses with our '5 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Music and Movement'
1 Go for a listening walk
There are all kinds of sounds to be discovered outside, especially in the Springtime. Listen for and talk about the spring sounds that are all around - then use your outdoor musical instruments to create melodic representations of these sounds. This will help children recognise the various sounds and pitches of nature.
2 Take advantage of springtime showers
Those brief, light spring showers do more than bring May flowers, they also leave perfectly sized puddles that are great for jumping, stomping, splashing, and giggling! Use your instruments to help develop improvisation and imaginative movement. You could create a rainstorm, recognising the steady beat of rain, and tapping rhythms while introducing dynamics. Talk about how before the rain there is silence, then it starts off softly and grows louder gradually (crescendo) then as it dies down gets softer gradually (decrescendo).
3 'Spring Clean' your Music Goals
Why not plan a spring outdoor music...