Play Matters

Can a Playground Make you Smarter - Part 2

May 11, 2017

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:

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Can a Playground Make you Smarter - Part 1

April 5, 2017

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.Colourful Graphic Illustrating Nerological Pathways

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Play as you Go

April 1, 2017

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.Bus that drives over cars

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A Better Play Experience for our Children - Step 3

July 4, 2016

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 and slides. One newer form of play design, matrix nets, offers a much better play experience for children by creating a constantly moving platform for play that has unlimited play choices and constant sensory feedback which inherently encourages children to be more active.Boy swinging from bottom of Riverview Ropes Course

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