Play Matters

The Perfect Playground is Worth the Risk - Part 2

July 4, 2017

As discussed in the first part of this article, perceived risk is a necessary part of play when it comes to commercial playground equipment. Without it, children become bored and lack the opportunities to test themselves and grow.Children climbing a Meteor Frame Net with Fort connected with a Bridge to a Meteor Regular

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The Perfect Playground is Worth the Risk - Part 1

June 27, 2017

Would you play a game if you knew that the other team would lose every time? The obvious answer is no. None of us would want to do that because there wouldn't be any challenge. What would be the point if there wasn't a risk of failure? Well, the same idea applies to commercial playground equipment.

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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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