types of play

  1. The 12 Types of Play and What They Mean for Children

    The 12 Types of Play and What They Mean for Children
      In the 1930s, researcher Mildred Parten defined play as six stages which mirror children’s social development. Unlike Jean Piaget who saw children’s play in primarily intellectual or cognitive developmental terms, Parten emphasized the idea that learning to play is learning how to relate to others. As children grow and develop, play evolves. Certain types of play are associated with...
  2. Now is a Great Time to Inspect Your Playground

    Now is a Great Time to Inspect Your Playground
      There is more to the safety and maintenance of your park than the condition and warranty of your commercial play structures. If you are responsible for a playground with public access, you are required to inspect, monitor and evaluate the condition of your park for safety concerns on an annual basis. When budgeting for general maintenance, there are a...
  3. Rubber Mulch – Safe, Resilient, and Worth the Money

    Rubber Mulch – Safe, Resilient, and Worth the Money
    Recycled Rubber is the safest, most effective playground surfacing available. The most popular variety is rubber mulch. Rubber mulch is a safety surface that is made from recycled tires. Not only does it provide maximum support, it also offers extremely low maintenance and is the most affordable recycled rubber option. Endorsed by the EPA, rubber mulch undergoes a rigorous refining...

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