When it comes to the creation of playgrounds, there are so many different pieces of equipment that can be utilised. Each piece offers its own benefit to children in both a playful and of course educational sense. That being said, we’re often asked the difference between an Early Years playground and what’s dubbed as a ‘normal playground’. Let’s take a look…
Looking back to our own childhood, it’s safe to say that every single one of us spent time in a playground at one point or another. From slides to swings and perhaps even monkey bars.
They were pretty basic and looking back now, the idea of health and safety may have been a distant dream. That being said, we had fun and luckily for our parents, we blew off steam. In many housing estates now, normal playgrounds aren’t too dissimilar.
There are without a doubt, a lot more healthy and safety aspects now in place but it’s safe to say, the swings, slides, roundabouts and climbing frames are still very much there.
What then, is the difference between the playgrounds we see in our own neighbourhoods to the early years playground settings that we at Sovereign Early Years manufacture. In short, development.
While early years playground equipment is obviously there to provide a fun and enjoyable experience, what most aren’t aware of is the fact that it also provides a great role in early years development. Here at Sovereign Early Years, we manufacture playground equipment for the early years setting that helps promote:
While a child may think they’re playing, they’re actually aiding their own development, both physically and mentally and it’s this that sets an early years playground apart from a ‘normal playground’.