How a Children’s Playground Area Can Help Holistic Growth

Children Playground

Handling your kids can be tiring at times. That is why taking care of them needs a lot of patience, love, understanding, and knowledge on how to do it properly in the first place. Keeping them healthy, active and happy is part of every parent’s priorities. So, it is common for parents to have problems with this, especially when going out. And this is where a playground comes along.

As the Child Psychology Specialist, Dr. Amanda Gummer said, “a playground provides a non-prescriptive environment where children can play and develop skills at their own pace.” A playground can give various benefits to your child. A report by the Duerr Evaluation Resources for the Shasta Children and Families First Commission definitely defends this claim. The research explains that playgrounds are “vital for a child’s cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development.” For a deeper understanding, here are ways on how a children’s playground area can help holistic growth.


Physical growth

Childhood obesity is common around the world. In 2014, World Health Organization revealed that there are 41 million children under the age of five who are obese.

Having playground equipment can keep the kids moving. It can also help them stay active while having fun with their family or friends. This can also help them develop their motor-skills. Slides give climbing exercises for legs; bars focus on the arms and shoulders; monkey bars strengthen the arms; and the overall activities the playground can offer benefits their cardiovascular well-being.


Mental well-being

Playgrounds don’t only develop children’s physical abilities. It can develop a child’s well being as well. Playground equipment and the act of playing can help stimulate brain development and function of a child.

The act of playing can help speed up the child’s brain development in certain areas. This means a specific activity targets a specific part of the brain to develop and can also speed up the development process.


Social Interaction

Playgrounds are public facilities; your children will always have the chance to interact with other children. And these interactions can open up their horizons and help them become aware of the things around them.

Developing their social skills in the early stages will help them develop socially, cognitively and academically. Not only that, it can help them develop their self-esteem and confidence as they grow up.

Parents will always do their best for their children. So, watching their children grow is an irreplaceable memory. And playgrounds can help with this. Families go out to have fun and playgrounds are an essential area for parents to bond with their kids while the kids develop their overall well-being.

iREC is an international children’s playground manufacturer who adheres to international standards and creates playgrounds that are safe and fun at the same time, to help in the holistic growth of children. In featuring a children’s playground, establishments can boost their marketability and attract families to come and enjoy the area.

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