Articles by tag: Mike Evans Article

Play Areas Reinvent America’s Favorite Pastime

Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Families have attended professional baseball games for more than a century. Today, baseball fans sharing their love for the game with their kids is a rite of passage. In fact, many pro sports venues have tailored certain in-stadium play areas for kids. These […]

Read More

Latest

Articles
The Fascinating History of Playgrounds

We all remember spending summer days trying to conquer the monkey bars and seeing who could go the highest on the swings. Playgrounds not only create wonderful memories, but they also play a critical role in the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children starting in early childhood. Designed as a cheerful place of […]

Read More
Articles
A Look Back on 20 Years of PLAYTIME

Play is a critical component of children’s overall development. PLAYTIME has a long history of understanding the role of imagination, movement, and socialization inherent in play. As the leader in creating functional play environments with architectural accents and customized theming, PLAYTIME is proudly celebrating 20 years of innovation in play environment design. An Idea Is […]

Read More
Articles
Playgrounds Where You Least Expect Them

Why recreation professionals are getting creative with the next generation of fun. Being a parent in 2018 isn’t as easy as it was 100 years ago (or even 10 years ago). Kids are glued to screens more than ever before, so entertaining them is more challenging than ever before. So how does the digital revolution […]

Read More
Articles
Make Your Hotel an Adventure For All Ages

When you think of the hospitality industry, do you think of zip lining, rope courses, and rock walls? If so, then you are in tune with a rapidly emerging trend where these kinds of activities—and many more—are being offered to customers as an experience enhancing incentive. Today, hospitality organizations are competing to not only get […]

Read More
Articles
Fun for the Whole Family: Why Theme Parks Should Reconsider Play Areas for the Smallest Visitors

Theme parks are designed for family fun and are a popular pick for vacations. Families have a lot of choices considering the many options in the U.S. According to the IAAPA (International Association of Amusements Parks and Attractions), there are over 400 amusement parks in the U.S., and the most significant guest demographic for these attractions […]

Read More
Hospitality
When Children Need a Vacation from Vacation: Exploring Hotel and Resort Play Spaces

There’s no question about the critical role of play in the lives of children. Playtime aids in the crucial development of a child’s body, mind, and emotions. It is their job to play, and modern thinking is beginning to embrace that idea again after many years of pushing children to participate in adult activities during […]

Read More

Latest

AI
Proactively Protecting Schools with Intelligent AI
February 27, 2024

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Matias Klein, Founder & CEO of Kognition AI. During the conversation, they discussed leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance security in educational settings. Matias shares his journey from aspiring healthcare professional to tech entrepreneur, emphasizing the role of AI […]

Read More
Embedded Payment Processing
How Embedded Payment Processing Is Shaking Up the Travel Experience
February 27, 2024

Through embedded systems, hoteliers can ensure guest data stays within their purview while providing a more comprehensive guest experience from beginning to end. By Warren Dehan The hotel payment processing experience is ready for a shakeup. Improving payment processing in hotels has been a major barrier for independent operators, and yet the closer payment processes […]

Read More
careers in hvac
Navigating Careers in HVAC: Jason Saunders’ Journey to the Top
February 27, 2024

On this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton,” hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar explore the dynamic careers in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). They have a chat with Jason Saunders, the President of Indoor Environmental Services, about his extraordinary journey from a high school graduate to a top executive in the field. Saunders […]

Read More
continuous improvement
JUST THINKING…Talking CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT with Lesli Laughter
February 27, 2024

Innovative planning and continuous improvement in education stands at the forefront of school improvement, a strategic linchpin that propels institutions toward a future of achievement and excellence. At the heart of this transformation is adopting a continuous improvement mindset, where educators and administrators constantly seek better strategies and outcomes for their students. Just Thinking […]

Read More
Other Articles
Washington Dulles NASA-Themed FunWay Play Area Delights Traveling Families
July 26, 2018

Washington Dulles International Airport is committed to making travel as enjoyable as possible for its customers of all ages. One way the busy airport accomplishes this goal is by offering a kid-friendly play area in partnership with NASA. Families traveling through Dulles can enjoy a FunWay adventure designed and manufactured by PLAYTIME. The engaging and interactive […]

Read More
A Diversity of Designs Create A Whole World of Fun
July 24, 2018

For children, play is just as critical as good nutrition and education in their overall development. In an urbanized, digitized, and overweight world, playgrounds promote childhood health and community in a culture that seems to have forgotten these qualities. Sensory development, creativity, social experiences, and movement must be part of the child’s daily routine. Today’s […]

Read More