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Playgrounds On Our Minds: What Makes a Great Playground?

It should come as no surprise that playgrounds and parks play an important role in children’s lives and development. And with Whitehall making decisions as to its own playground, it seems a good time to look at why playgrounds are important and what features set some above the rest.

Playgrounds give kids a chance to let out their energy while at the same time relax and access their playful nature. They tap into children’s imaginations and creative play. A well-designed playground invites different types of play: active, creative, sensory, imaginative, and social, while encouraging movement, ba...


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