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11 09, 2017

Beyond the Playground

By | September 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When planning and designing a recreation space you need to think beyond the playground to what will make your area useful and relaxing. The most common amenities to have in a playground is seating strategically placed so you can see you child on the playground and still sit comfortably. There is a need to consider [...]

21 08, 2017

It’s not all just child’s play

By | August 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Playgrounds provide vital opportunities for children to play. There is considerable research that shows the link between play and brain development, motor and social skills. All learning – emotional, social, cognitive and motor – is engaged by the pleasure of play. Playgrounds that promote different types of play are important for a child’s development. Specific [...]

14 08, 2017

Playground Surfacing Solutions

By | August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There are many questions that come up when designing a playground surface. What does it cost? Is it safe? Is it accessible? How does it affect the person using the playground? To select a suitable surface you must look at what is its purpose and does it suit the needs of the child. Soft-fall safety [...]

21 11, 2016

Play Area Safety

By | November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Outdoor play is an important part of childhood development. Children learn to interact socially with other children and utilise their creativity through role play and imagination. They develop skills over physical challenges and learn to grow in their independence. Playgrounds should offer a range of settings for play for children to cater for different ages [...]

21 11, 2016

Free play and risk

By | November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It is more common today that we minimise risk in the playground. The fear of accidents and hospitalisation leads us to want to protect our children more than ever. But by overprotecting our children they are missing out on key life skills learnt through free play. When children learn from mistakes, problem solve through challenges, [...]

21 11, 2016

The Benefits of a Shade Structure

By | November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Shade structure has become an integral part of public spaces such as play areas in parks, public swimming pools, schools and childcare facilities. They can be useful to improve your comfort outdoors in all weather conditions, while adding something attractive to an outdoor area. Shade structures can provide maintenance free, long life [...]

20 11, 2016

The Significance of Play

By | November 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When children play with each other they develop all their senses. They practice their speech and listening skills and help to develop their non-verbal communication skills. They develop social skills and prepare themselves for the adult world. During play children practice negotiation, reasoning, rapport building, empathy, conflict resolution, negotiation skills and the ability to read [...]