Playing outdoors isn’t just something that’s fun for children. Outdoor play is really a necessity for the individual growth and development of each child.
Here just a few reasons why outdoor play is important:
Here are a few elements that are beneficial to incorporate into a proper outdoor play environment:
This is a space for passive activities, stations, and materials to help children transition into an outdoor play space.
Provide materials for coloring, painting, & reading, and you might also spread some blankets around for lounging.
Manipulatives are activities or materials that children can navigate with their hands; great for helping develop fine-motor skills.
Set up building blocks under a picnic shelter, or create a pottery station. For older children, try jewelry making, woodworking, or sewing.
Physical Area These are play elements and events which involve more gross-motor activity.
Playground equipment, freestanding structures, swings, and sports activities are just a few available options.
Outdoor playgrounds are perfect places for children to exercise, develop skills, and have fun! Here are a few popular commercial playground elements worth considering:
Ready to learn more about the elements of a well-rounded outdoor play environment? Then head over to view the complete outdoor play infographic, presented by your friends at Carolina Recreation & Design!
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