Must-haves for a Preschool Playground
It is essential for owners of preschools and day care centres to ensure that outdoor spaces are fully utilised, as this allows their young students to experience play in a natural environment.
With smartphones and computer games taking over children’s leisure time, a fun playground is, quite literally, a breath of fresh air.
What are the must-haves for the perfect preschool playground?
Balls and Soft Plastic Toys
Having colourful inflatable balls as part of your playground equipment encourages young children to move freely during their play time. Whether they’re up for a game of catch or dodge ball, or just want to use their imagination to incorporate the balls into their activities, you can’t go wrong if you have a selection of colourful balls ready for the kids.
Soft plastic or rubber toys are child-friendly additions as well and can even be used for play involving water. They’re usually easy to clean so that they can be used every day.
Slides and Swings
Slides are a must-have item in a playground, as they give the enjoyable, old-school play experience to children of all ages. You can even join in the fun if you’re up for it, and if your slide can handle it. Choose equipment that isn’t too high, and use it to teach children to take turns. Ask them to line up, and let those who came first have their turn before the others.
Swings, on the other hand, give children the chance to exercise while playing with other children. Taking turns to push and then swing allows them to interact and cooperate with their peers, which is always a good thing.
Shade and Playhouse
You can’t let the kids become ill while they’re under your care. Installing shades and outdoor canopies will keep them comfortable and protect them from the changing weather.
A playhouse doubles as a source of shade and allows the children to participate in role-playing games that develop their imaginative skills.
If you’re planning to install a playhouse or an outdoor garden gazebo for your preschool playground, then Cedar Shed is the name to call. We offer a variety of timber cubby houses that children love. They’re an essential item in any playground.
Contact Cedar Shed and find out how we can help you.