If kids have lost interest in your school’s playground, it may be time to reevaluate its fun factor. Figuring out whether children are enjoying themselves can be as simple as watching them.
Does your playground have room for fantasy — does it offer kids a way to play that’s unscripted, or is the equipment used in only a few ways? Does it offer the kind of play where they can come up with their own possibilities rather than have it dictated to them.
Opportunity also lies in understanding that children relish challenges and options–and that they grow bored without them.
Injecting more fun to your playground doesn’t have to be expensive it might just mean proving a better environment for what you have.
When the weather is nice and the sun is shining, most parents have
absolutely no problems sending their children outside to play. Why?
Because we all know that playing outside is good for our kids, but for a lot
of us, playing outside means that we can actually get a few things done
inside without being distracted. Perhaps, this is why so many people
dread the winter months.
The weather changes from warm and sunny to cold and “dreary,” which
means that the kids can’t go outside and play, right? Wrong! While your
intentions may be a little off, it is still necessary for children to go outside and play – even in the winter
months. No, it’s not just so you can get stuff done, but there are a lot of other “real” benefits for your children
when they play outside. Below you will find several of them.
Builds Up their Immune System
Stimulates the Imagination
It Promotes Problem Solving Skills
It Provides Vitamin D
Take you children outside!