1) Exercise and Physical Development
Firstly, the playground is a great place for children to exercise and develop physically. In today’s society many children are overweight and motivating them to do exercise can be a very difficult thing. Taking them to the playground is a fantastic way for them to exercise without even realising it!
Running around with friends from the swings to the slide and swinging from one monkey bar to the next are brilliant ways to exercise while having fun. They also help the child develop their physical skills such as strength and stamina.
Going to a playground is great exercise for children.
2) Develop Self-Confidence
Self-confidence is a very important quality, and something that can easily be developed in the playground. As a child overcomes the climbing, swinging and sliding challenges of the different pieces of playground equipment they can experience a sense of accomplishment which builds their self-confidence. Many children also make friends in the playground, and playing with other youngsters is another great way to build their confidence. Meeting and making friends without their parents’ help can be a real achievement for many children, resulting in a growth of self-confidence.
3) Develop Social Skills
As previously mentioned, many children make friends in the playground, as it is a great place for them to meet their peers. But not only do children make friends, they also learn how to take turns on the equipment and exercise self-control while they wait for their turn.
The social skills developed in the playground at such an early age are an essential first step in developing what they will need as they grow up. This is another reason why taking your children to the playground is a great, and important, experience.
4) Develops their Mental Abilities
Playgrounds really help children develop their mental abilities; this is particularly true for children under the age of 6. Younger children learn the most in those first few years through motor activities and sensory experiences, and the playground offers both of these in abundance.
The more sensory and motor activities a child takes part in during those early years, the further developed their neural connections become which are then likely to stay throughout their life. Playground equipment offers children the chance to take part in many sensory and motor activities which are perfect for mental development.
5) Relaxation and Money Saving
The final great reason to take your children to the playground is so that you can have a break while your children let off some steam. You may want to meet other parents in the park and sit on a bench having a chat while your children play, or you may simply enjoy some time to think while your children are still safely in sight.
Going to a playground will save you money that other activities would cost