The classroom isn’t the only place that is educational. Playgrounds and playground equipment can provide your child with educational learning experiences as well. Here’s a guide on how to design your playground with educational play equipment.
Having puzzle-based play equipment is a simple way to incorporate learning and cognitive skills without your kids even realizing it. Educational components on a playground generally include motion puzzles or tic tac toe games such as the one featured on the right. By playing with these physical pieces, kids develop critical thinking skills and they can even get excited about learning. Also, educational play equipment taps into the kinesthetic type of learning. Being able to physically play with puzzles benefits these learners as they best learn through their hands and bodies. Playgrounds can also indirectly teach children facts and knowledge. Information like states and geography can be displayed on the sides of playgrounds for children to look at and study.
One over-looked aspect of education is the arts and music. Children can learn through music and embrace their artistic expression. While kids might not know which musical notes they are hitting, they would strengthen their memory and listening by mentally connecting a key to a sound.
Without a doubt, children are curious about the world around them, asking questions and learning new information. Play equipment with a nature component can encourage a passion for science and nature. For example, natural play elements like logs and trees can inspire children to want to learn more about nature. Similarly, pieces that look like animals can spark an interest in wildlife education. Kids, such as the girl on the left playing on the turtles, might ask more questions such as “What do turtles eat?” and “Why do they have hard shells?”
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