Playtime is essential to children’s health, happiness, and even brain development. Studies have shown the necessity of children to having regular opportunities for a various gross motor activities. Children without this activity and interaction in their first six years will face a lifetime of limited mental and physical agility. Include these three playgroudn elements to design a fun, engaging park that best fosters children’s’ mental and physical activity.
- A Theme
Anyone who’s seen playgrounds know that they can be a one-size-fits-all experience. At the end of the day, a slide is a slide, and monkey bars are pretty much the same all around the world. One trick to take a playground to the next level is to incorporate a theme in its design. Instead of a random collection of obstacles in primary colors, why not design a playspace that looks like an intergalactic space station? Wouldn’t a jungle gym be so much cooler if the using the climbing Continue Reading
Playing is important for children. All kinds of playing count, but physical play is particularly essential to foster the brain development that kids, especially young ones and toddlers, so very much need. Without physical and active play, for instance, their fine and gross motor skills might not develop as fully as they should. And if these skills do not develop by the time that they reach their sixth birthday, it is unlikely that they ever will, leaving them to deal with the consequences of this for the rest of their lives.
Unfortunately, the widespread access to and use of technology in our modern worlds can, in some ways and for some people, hamper the desire to go out and play in a physical and active way, using your body if even just in small ways. For example, stacking blocks helps to build up motor skills in toddlers and young children while teaching other important skills like counting and even color recognition. Playing a game where you stack blocks on an iPad might help