Social research shows that the best educational investment in the future welfare and prosperity of a society is in its young children. Educational playgrounds provide more than just a great place for free play, they are also provide the perfect environment for parents and educators to provide guidance and instruction during play. Well-planned play areas at day care centers and preschools are high in age-appropriate physical and social play motivation.
Physical play activity is essential for child development. Research shows that even very young children are not receiving the physical activity required to adequately develop motor skills. To encourage increased physical activity, offering motivational play activities is essential.
Children’s motivation to play and move is high when play areas offer activities that respond to their movements, such as swings, spinning equipment, and spring equipment. Social and creative play motivation is high in play areas that offer well-crafted play experiences, such as sheltered and themed play areas and sand play activities.