Play pockets offer physical, mental activities for kids, parents

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The days of simply riding on a merry-go-round and bouncing up and down on a teeter-toter are over.

Playgrounds have advanced.

Climbing walls with multicolored footholds subconsciously teach kids about colors, as well as right vs. left hands. Boards encourage them to identify a letter of the alphabet and then find something on the playground that starts with it.

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