Author: dynamo

In the first part of this article, I covered four of the eight types of intelligences and how they can be improved upon in the playground. In the second part, I will conclude with the remaining four: Musical/Rhythmic – Imagine a group of children spread out...

A prominent theory in education is Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Gardner proposed that, rather than intelligence being a single trait that you either have or don't have, it is instead something composed of 8 factors which we all have differing degrees of aptitude. These...

Urban sprawl, city congestion and vertical living - all of these are affecting the lifestyle of families around the world. Increasingly, living spaces maximize buildings and multi-purpose green spaces, relegating large playgrounds to the fringes of large modern cities....

Playground equipment has seen much evolution since its inception. The first playgrounds were little more than sand boxes; play spaces for many years featured simple devices such as see-saws, carousels and tall swings. Most people remember playing on modular structures of stairs, decks...

While we realize that frequent play benefit children with their daily physical activity, it also extends beyond just profiting their youthful bodies. Recently, free-play has been seen to reduce stress, allowing children to focus more intensely on their studies....

Today's parents and caregivers are paying more attention than ever to the choices of activities for their children - not just in structured activities, but more increasingly in free-play. Parents recognize the need to choose wisely and offer their children the best experience possible....

It has been said that it takes children to make a community. The sounds of happy, delighted children as they laugh, play and explore certainly do bring a warm feeling to any listener. In our experience, 'fun' sounds the same in any language,...

Do your children struggle when they go to the playground? Are they too tired to push the whirl, don't have enough energy to swing themselves? Children the world over have been complaining - loudly - that it's just too hard...