Advantages of Playgrounds in Schools

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Want to install a slide in your playground, but need to know more  about the benefits of doing so?

In this article, we’ll discuss the advantages of installing slides in your public playground, and how the experienced team at Kidzspace can help.

Benefits of Slides in Playgrounds

The advantages of having a slide in your public playground. In this section, we’ll break down some of the most common reasons they are so popular.

Promotes Creativity

Public playgrounds and slides in particular tap into the need for unstructured play. This improves your child’s creativity as they dream up new ways to go down the slide safely and develop games with other children.

Increases Physical & Mental Health

Using playground equipment like slides for as little as 30 minutes a day has been known to increase physical and mental health – much in the same way regular exercise does in adults.

It is also useful from a mental standpoint. It increases endorphins and lowers anxiety while improving mood.

Improves Spatial Awareness

Spatial awareness is something we learn over time. By encouraging children to use the slide, they develop such skills quicker – like learning to put your feet down at the bottom of the slide to prevent falling off.

Facilitates Communication

Children are more likely to communicate with others when they are around children their own age. One place they are likely to meet others is in the queue to use the slide.

Meets Developmental Goals

Are your children meeting their developmental goals? One way to ensure this is happening is to encourage playing on slides. Research suggests that doing so improves:
– balance
– coordination
– strength and flexibility
– sleep patterns

How Kidzspace Can Help

For over 40 years, the team at Kidzspace has specialised in play equipment and slides that children love.

Regardless of budget or individual requirements, our design team has the knowledge and capabilities to provide you with the right option for your school.

Get started with designing your school playground by getting in touch with our experts at Kidzspace today.