Playgrounds are fundamental to children’s health. Surveys document that well-equipped playgrounds are top-scorers for children’s physical activity, above other park offerings.
Physical activity in the playground is a fun, voluntary part of the 60 minutes a day physical activity children must have as a minimum, according to the World Health Organisation.
The well-designed playground is fundamental to children developing their motor skills, their muscle strength, their bone density and their condition.
Through physical play, cognitive life skills are trained, gained and stored for later use, too: how to master your body in space, how much force to put into various movements and efforts, how to top-tune timing.
Think traffic risks: these three physical insights are fundamental in managing risk in traffic.