7 Questions to Ask Your Playground Specialist
Without a doubt, the playground is a magical place for children of all ages — yes, even teenagers. Everyone has a playground memory or a favorite piece of equipment that makes them feel strong and comfortable in their bodies.
There are many benefits to playground play and so many fun games kids can play, whether they include playground equipment or not.
No matter the season, playgrounds are a big hit with kids of all ages. It’s a place where teenagers can huddle up and talk about their days. Toddlers and preschoolers build strength and test their confidence and bravery. Kindergarteners and elementary students continue honing their skills and strength, but also improve hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and more.
Time spent on playgrounds also increases vitamin D intake, self-esteem, self-confidence, stimulates brain activity and helps the body release feel-good endorphins.
As the littlest playground contingent, big equipment can be daunting, but there are many playground games and activities for toddlers. Here are a few games to try:
Here are a few games and activities for preschoolers to try:
As kids begin to understand rules better, playground games and activities for kindergarteners can get more advanced. Try:
As the big kids on the playground, elementary students can fully utilize most of the equipment available. In addition to climbing, jumping, sliding and swinging, they can play:
Here are a few games everyone can understand and enjoy, no matter their age.
There are lots of ways to move your body at the playground, including spinning, climbing, swinging, sliding, brachiating and balancing. Here’s a quick rundown of each:
The best outdoor activities are easy to put together, and they should be inclusive enough that everyone can join in on the action, no matter their age. With these activities in mind, you’ll be armed and ready to try a few new things to do at the park that your friends and family will want to play again and again.