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5 ways to promote growth through play

5 ways to promote growth through play

Playtime for our children is far more than just fun and games. Not only is it a valuable educational opportunity, but it also contributes to the development of social and physical skills. Activities initiated by children and lead by imagination promotes significant growth, however there are games we can play with children to further stimulate […]

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Sustainability in the Playground

Sustainability in the Playground

Leaders in Sustainability   Environmental sustainability is an endeavour that is very close to our hearts here at The Playground Centre. We want to sustain our beautiful planet with the hopes our children will grow old having enjoyed every aspect of the world for what it’s worth. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that our materials […]

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Playgrounds: To theme or not to theme?

Playgrounds: To theme or not to theme?

Today’s playgrounds are fast becoming wonderlands of make-believe play and creativity. So, how far do you go when it comes to ‘theming’ – and does it really matter? Of course, there’s not a clear-cut answer. But here are some great ideas to guide you. Going the whole way If you’re planning a true ‘destination’ playground […]

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Embrace Your Inner Child!

Embrace Your Inner Child!

Take a moment to rewind the clock and think back to when you were a child. Life was filled with carelessness, freedom and fun. As we grow older, these characteristics of life appear less frequently. We can often feel weighed down or even buried by life’s responsibilities, but it’s important to take a step back […]

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In it together: the why and how of inclusive playgrounds

In it together: the why and how of inclusive playgrounds

More than a trend, it’s a crucial social shift: the growing demand for inclusive playgrounds. Here, we look at two questions: why and how? Why? Of course, it’s about popularity: if you build a play space for more people, more people will come. But it’s also driven by a broader awareness of the needs of […]

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Play Vs. Exercise: Encouraging Children to be Fit and Healthy

Play Vs. Exercise: Encouraging Children to be Fit and Healthy

Fresh air and movement are vital for the well-being and growth of children, however certain games are also key in education and developing social skills. It’s important for children to partake in play and exercise, however, which is better for keeping children mentally and physically fit and healthy? Is playtime the key to success? Studies […]

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Is Playtime more important than homework?

Is Playtime more important than homework?

If there’s a single attribute we’d like to see on every child’s face, it’s happiness. The sound of their laughter and the smiles on their little faces brings warmth to every heart. Fun is for life and playtime has the capability to teach children life lessons and encourage their personal growth and development. Children’s play […]

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Cycling to a happy, healthy workplace!

Cycling to a happy, healthy workplace!

  Here at Playground Centre, we were proud to recently be part of an amazing program called Love to Ride – which is peddling a love of cycling across the globe. A simple but powerful social marketing initiative, Love to Ride operates across 10 countries with more than 200,000 people taking part to date. Communities […]

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Spotlight: Wobbly Wood

Spotlight: Wobbly Wood

The Whimsical Wobbly Wood Collection There’s an entirely different universe unfolding inside every young mind. Playtime is an adventure. A time for children to explore their mental and physical potentials, while their imaginations run wild. Giving the gift of fun to children is rewarding. Having the ability to do so with safe and innovative kids […]

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5 top trends for modern playgrounds

5 top trends for modern playgrounds

Modern playgrounds are the ultimate multi-taskers. In an urbanised, digitised and overweight world, they promote health, childhood development and community when we need it more than ever – and in ways we’ve never seen before. As ‘play professionals’, we’re excited to be part of the revolution. Here are five big trends we’re seeing as playgrounds […]

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