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22 11, 2017

How Playgrounds Stimulate Children’s Senses

By | November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Using playground equipment allows children to engage in unique sensory experiences. The five common senses used are sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. These senses allow children to enjoy the sensation of sliding down a slide, flying high on swings, feeling sand falling through their hands.  this allows the smells and sounds of play to leave [...]

14 11, 2017

Creating an All Abilities Playground

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

The public playground is a foundation for child development. It’s where a child is free to run, play, jump, climb and explore. It’s a place where children of all ages, sizes and abilities can come together and interact and learn from each other and evolve as young adults. Creating a playground that is inclusive for [...]

8 11, 2017

The Benefits of Installing a Shade Sail

By | November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shade sails are a popular way to keep an area cool in our harsh Australian summers. They are an attractive and effective way of protecting the body from the sun and have a low impact on the environment. There are many advantages to installing a shade sail including protection from the elements and the aesthetic [...]

10 10, 2017

Designing a Climbing Playground

By | October 10th, 2017|Rope Courses|0 Comments

Legislation, electronic games and over-protective parents have all contributed to a very different play environment for children today. It is important when designing and creating a play area, that we are still challenging children’s imagination and provide ample opportunity for risk taking. When creating ‘manageable risk’ we allow children to develop their ability to assess challenges and in turn this [...]

3 10, 2017

It’s Not All Just Child’s Play

By | October 3rd, 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 [...]

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 [...]

14 08, 2017

Playground Surfacing Solutions

By | August 14th, 2017|Soft-Fall Safety Surfacing|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

The Importance of Outdoor 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. Children 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 and [...]

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 [...]