3 10, 2017

It’s Not All Just Child’s Play in Playgrounds

By |2018-08-29T03:15:06+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Outdoors, Tips & Advice|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 |2017-11-28T03:58:54+00:00September 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 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, [...]