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Inclusive Playgrounds Offer Kids a Place to Grow

Article by Colorado Parent Magazine

Inclusive Playgrounds Offer Kids a Place to Grow

October is sensory awareness month and Colorado Parent magazine highlighted how the experts at the our partner, STAR Institute, and Landscape Structures inclusive playgrounds give families and kids like Elijah who live with Sensory Processing Disorder a place to play, grow and connect.

Mandi Darr, mom of Elijah, shared "On the playground, Elijah is a leader...We pretend to be animal, astronauts, or book characters. The playground becomes the great equalizer for all kids to have the same freedoms."

The STAR Institute talks in depth about the brain/body connection and how play helps activates the joint and muscle receptors to get rich information to the brain.