KaBOOM! is all about kids and play. They are a nonprofit that focuses on creating playspaces for children in the United States. Their goal is to end “The Play Deficit” caused by lack of playgrounds and more screen time and less movement time.
Kaboom! Helps Kids Play
Communities are fearful of constructing or improving their play areas because of the possibility of accidents and lawsuits. Schools are cutting back or ending recess. Although KaBOOM’s website doesn’t mention it, I’m sure that there is a lack of funds for playgrounds in many areas of the country as well.
When children don’t play they miss out on the fun and excitement of childhood. Think back to skipping, sliding, catching and how carefree you felt. Just being outdoors helped you feel cheerful. You had a group of friends who you socialized with. Learning to share and play by the rules was a big part of play too.
KaBOOM! helps community volunteers build playgrounds in just one day. Their focus is on the children, but in turn it helps the community as a whole. They have other programs, all about play.
Kaboom! Facebook Play Contest
Submit a photo of a playground on the KaBOOM Facebook contest page and enter to win one of two Buddy Bounce Balls (Grand Prize) or one of five of the book Go Out and Play!: Favorite Outdoor Games from KaBOOM!. (Runner Up). The last day to enter is Tuesday, February 19th.
How You Can Help Kids Play
Visit the KaBOOM! website to take the Pledge to Save Play in Our Schools, to volunteer and get online training and to raise money. Of course, you can always spread the word about Kaboom by sharing this post or the website.
This is not a sponsored post. The information for this post was provided by Global Team of 200. As a member, I volunteer to post about these type of campaigns because I believe they provide help where it is needed.