One of the great things about living in Salem is the amount of parks we have. 47 parks, plus school playgrounds that aren’t designated as parks, plus 20 undeveloped park properties. Needless to say, we have a lot of choices when it comes to where we are going to play that day, and we are very lucky to have such a wide choice.
So many children today don’t have a safe place to play. Parks are few and far between, and some of them are unsafe. Old playground equipment can be dangerous! I was happy to learn about KaBOOM!, which is a non-profit organization who’s goal is a park within walking distance of every child. Not only does regular play keep your child active and healthy, it also gives them a chance to socialize outside of school, improves cognitive and physical development, and is just plain fun! Every child should have a fun and safe place to play, and KaBOOM! agrees.
This month KaBOOM! is asking you to submit a picture of your favorite playgound for a chance to win some great outdoor toys! Just post a picture of your favorite playground on their Facebook page by February 19th! Judges will choose the winners based on the photo and caption. There will be eight winners total, so go and enter today! (Official and complete rules can be found by clicking the link)
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post. I am part of the Global Team of 200, as a way to raise awareness of causes and charities that I believe are helpful and important.