One of the most important aspects to inclusive play spaces. It is crucial to allow children with physical limitations access to the playground so they can experience the social, physical, and developmental benefits of play. This involves everything from entry paths to the play area to safety surfacing, ramps, and transfer stations.
It is recommended to include multiple play areas within the playground: some that are more physically active and others that are quieter and more interactive. This helps ensure children of all abilities and temperaments will find something to enjoy.
It is very helpful to include a variety of play events at varying challenge levels to allow children of different skill levels to play together.
Include areas where all children can gather to socialize, learn, and play together. This could be an area to relax or a cooperative play event.
Add play events that encourage sensory involvement to enhance cognitive motor skills, stimulate creative thinking, and support tactile and auditory growth.
These are play events that sway, swing, or spin to help kids develop necessary perceptual skills, spatial awareness, and sensory integration. Motion play also helps build strength, balance, and coordination.