Playgrounds are the most efficient and fun motivators of physical activity

Playgrounds are fundamental to children's health. Surveys document that well-equipped playgrounds are top-scorers for children’s physical activity, above other park offerings.

Physical activity on the playground is a fun, voluntary part of the 60 minutes a day physical activity the World Health Organization recommends that children should have at a minimum.

The well-designed playground is fundamental to children developing their motor skills, their muscle strength, their bone density and their physical condition.

Through physical play, cognitive life skills are trained, gained and stored for later use: how to master your body in space, how much force to put into various movements and efforts, how to tune timing.

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