Children like to explore – we think that play is one of the best ways of learning. When you’re creating your playground consider Free Play and installing equipment that children can use in different ways. Free Play is great for building social skills, confidence and learning, as well as stimulating brain development. Our experts can help you understand the different opportunities each piece of play equipment offers.
Risk is good – nobody wants to put children at risk but reasonable, measured and controlled risk is central to learning and development. Once again, our experts can help you to identify equipment that will challenge children (and keep them interested) in a controlled way.
Don’t limit it to active play – it’s easy to think that communal play space has to be all about active play – and don’t misunderstand us, we’re all in favour of getting children active. We also have specialist ranges designed with art, music, theatre, literacy, science and maths in mind.
Quiet space is also important – it’s not all about swinging from a timber trail. Playgrounds can include quiet space for reading, meetings, classes or just eating lunch. These spaces can be particularly good for developing social skills and reducing bullying. Make sure your playground has a pace to it with active, exploratory, imaginative and quiet spaces.