Tag Archives: Playground equipment

The Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds

Play is an essential part of a happy, healthy childhood. Child development experts have long known that outdoor playgrounds foster physical, social, emotional and cognitive development in children.  A slide, for instance, encourages the use of social skills such as patience and cooperation (as children may have to stand and wait in a line), as […]

Making Friends on the Buddy Bench

Green Buddy Bench from Ultra Play

For many students, recess is the most enjoyable part of the day. Fresh air, games and plenty of aimless running are the perfect carefree release from the classroom – not to mention the friendships that are forged on swings and slides. Sadly, this is not the case for everyone; for some children – quiet ones, […]

Top 15 Playground Games & Activities

The arrival of spring and warm weather usually means kids have one thing on their mind: outdoor recess. Playing outdoors helps engage imaginations, encourage teamwork, develop motor skills and keep children healthy. Playground games have always been a recess tradition, with activities ranging from kickball and hopscotch to a simple game of tag. If you’ve […]