kids playing outside with soccer ball

We live in a day and age when children are spending more time indoors than ever before. What with television, computers, games consoles and tablets to keep them occupied, it can often feel easier to just put them in front of these devices and “screens” rather than insisting that they go out and play. Before all these devices, though, that’s what children used to do. The interesting thing is that although your children may seem

kids playing in mud

One of the most important aspect of up-bringing San Jose parents can provide their children is an ideal opportunity to play, alone or with friends and family. Play is considered so critical to children’s mind development that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights deem play as a right of every child. Allowing children to play freely is critical to the development of their intellectual, emotional, physical, and social capacity. Read on to find

Good Playground Ideas for Winter

kid playing outside in winter

As the temperature drops in San Jose, having a playground nearby can be a fun, safe, and creative outlet for your kids. The quality and design of your equipment will play a significant role in whether or not it can be used year-round. North California Play Works strives to build playground equipment that’s suitable for your needs regardless of the season. In this blog, we’ll take you through some of our favorite winter playground activities

kids playing on structure in backyard of home

Plауіng оutѕіdе іѕ fun, but mаnу сhіldrеn gеt bоrеd wіth trаdіtіоnаl оutdооr асtіvіtіеѕ.  Tо сut dоwn оn thе bоrеdоm іn уоur fаmіlу, уоu аrе еnсоurаgеd tо thіnk аbоut рurсhаѕіng уоur сhіld аn оutdооr рlау ѕtruсturе. Outdооr рlау ѕtruсturеѕ аrе dіffеrеnt thаn mоѕt tоуѕ bесаuѕе thеу аrе lаrgеr іn ѕіzе аnd оftеn соmе еԛuірреd wіth mоrе thаn one асtіvіtу.  If уоu аrе іntеrеѕtеd іn рurсhаѕіng оnе оf thеѕе рорulаr рlау ѕtruсturеѕ, уоu mау wаnt tо tаkе

Children enjoy the playground because it’s a place that allows them to enjoy all the things that kids love to do – climbing, running, jumping and sliding. It allows them to spend time with friends and help them to make new friends. For parents and teachers alike, playground fun – be it recess, playdates or at-home – is a time for a child’s excess energy to be expended. The problem, however, is that many playgrounds