New Playgrounds Inspire More Play and More Beneficial to Children

Interestingly, a new study shows that playgrounds incorporating more natural elements inspire children to play longer and to use their imaginations more.  The study compared organic play spaces with logs and flowers to traditional brightly colored metal playgrounds, and found that children play twice as long in the former.  Read on for the full story. 

Natural Playgrounds Inspire More Play And More Beneficial To Children (via redOrbit)

Children who play on playgrounds that incorporate natural elements like logs and flowers tend to be more active than those who play on traditional playgrounds with metal and brightly colored equipment, according to a recent UT study. They also appear to use their imagination more, according to the…

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