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Musical Playground – Outdoor Instruments

Musical Playground - Outdoor Instruments

Music makes the world go round, and it can have such a great, positive effect on young and developing minds! Combined with the wholesome goodness of the great outdoors, music becomes an even more beneficial part of life. Outdoor musical instruments are innovative, sensory-stimulating, and the perfect addition to playgrounds. The Playground Centre encourages children […]

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Sand & Water Play – Benefits For Kids

Sand & Water Play - Benefits For Kids

Sand and water are such simple elements that can play a significant role in the development of our children. It gives them the chance to play and have fun in the outdoors, whilst experimenting, learning, and building on vital skills. The Playground Centre makes this innovative learning experience a walk in the park! More to […]

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Days of the NEW School Playground

Days of the NEW School Playground

What is Electronic Interactive Play? Technology has taken the world by storm, and there’s no reason that traditional outdoor play should be left behind! Electronic interactive play is revolutionising school playgrounds, and is introducing children to a new age of exciting, multi-sensory games. Active play and technology are combined in the reinvented school playground equipment, […]

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Power of towers: 6 ways that towers improve playgrounds

Power of towers: 6 ways that towers improve playgrounds

1. Let’s get physical (& psychological) Towers are a smart way to get a host of health benefits from one fun feature. Balancing, climbing, crawling: they all develop muscles, coordination and confidence. They help fight our sedentary lifestyles with a good dose of stamina and muscle strength – with problem solving thrown in to boost […]

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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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