21 11, 2016

The Importance of Outdoor Play Area Safety

By |2018-08-28T04:02:38+00:00November 21st, 2016|Outdoors|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 in the Playground

By |2018-08-28T04:01:10+00:00November 21st, 2016|Playground Safety|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, [...]