Picture this: your baby or toddler climbs through a little opening shaped like a frog. On the right, he or she peaks through a clear bubble and smiles at you as you wave back. Continuing on the adventure, your toddler crawls through a vivid green tunnels and emerges from the other side.
Some might not know but the sense of adventure and exploration begin at the ages of 6 to 23 months. Therefore, it is never too early to invest in outdoor play equipment for babies and toddlers. Below are 5 reasons you should invest in a toddler playground for your preschool, church or other early learning center:
From the moment they open their eyes, babies and toddlers process everything as they try to make sense of the world. Therefore, when they interact and play with a playground, it can become anything they want. For instance, a slide can be a waterfall and a tunnel can be a spaceship. The gears on a playground, seen on the right, can be a steering wheel for a car or a ship.
As babies’ and toddlers’ minds are developing, their muscles and bones are learning to support their bodies as well. Through the act of climbing and crawling, infants learn how to use their hands and feet to move throughout the playground. Similarly, they become aware of how much strength they need to pull themselves up and crawl over a certain obstacle. Thus, play equipment for your baby and toddler can sharpen their coordination and balance.
Baby and toddler play equipment are specifically designed and installed to be low to the ground. As a result, this minimizes any falls or drops for your baby. In addition, everything is within reach and built on a smaller scale, reducing any possibilities of accidents or injuries. Also, it is important to have a designated space for the baby and toddler playground that is separate from the older kids.
Since the toddler playgrounds are smaller than the average child’s playground, they are more affordable. That means that you do not need to break the bank to purchase a brand new playground for your baby.
Playing on an outdoor playground is very different than being indoors in a familiar space. Babies and toddlers will experience new environments and explore the interior of a playground on their own. However, on their adventure, they will always remember that you are close by.
Are you ready to make memories with your baby or toddler? Zoom Recreation is happy to help you find the perfect playground. For more information, visit our About page, call us at 866-234-3392 or fill out a contact form. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.