Playgrounds Part 5
and help develop language and collaboration skills. Outdoor environments are also important to children's development of independence and sense of wonder.
It is important to look at your ideas from a child's eye level and also really consider what the children you are designing for would like. Think about their opportunities for manipulation, exploration and experimentation. Hopefully these ideas will get you thinking creatively about what play spaces you can create.
From top left, in a clockwise direction:
A digging pit is so easy to make at Garden Gate Child Development Center
Make a magical fairy garden, you can sit in, using a circular planting under a tree with hanging coloured lanterns.
Planting has made special natural play areas at Kate Greenaway Nursery
Sensory path with different textures for barefoot walking includes leaves, stones, logs, and water at Stuarts Point Preschool.
Wooden pieces made into chairs and a large table at Matapihi Kindergarten
Loose parts like logs can be laid out in different ways using cut offs and long lengths at Earth Wrights
More inspiration about playground design on Pinterest and outdoor activities at Early Childhood Resources.