Playground Benefits

Playground Benefits

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Outdoor free play is not just about giving children a chance to use their excess energy and blow off steam. It is also about helping them develop physical strength, balance, and coordination as well as enabling them to learn and grow mentally in a variety of ways.

Free play on a playset from Barrs Recreation is a crucial part of child development that goes beyond the obvious physical benefits of running, climbing, jumping, sliding, swinging, and more. In fact, according to a report prepared by the Shasta Children and Families First Commission, free play with other children is “vital for a child’s cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development.” This means that taking your kids to the park to play will do more than just keep them in shape physically: it will help prepare them mentally for life as well.

Playground Benefits was last modified: June 10th, 2015 by Carolynne Barrs