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Why a Playground?

Excited boy with his handds in the airDid you know that PLAY:                     

  • Sharpens our minds
  • Helps us grow
  • Keeps us healthy
  • Increases our creativity

Children who PLAY learn to:

  • Problem solve
  • Make decisions
  • Express themselves
  • Communicate with others
  • Recognize boundaries

When we do not play, we are:

  • Less creative and productive
  • More sedentary, more easily fatigued, more susceptible to obesity
  • More likely to encounter social problems and emotional stress

The way we play shows:

  • Who we are
  • What we value
  • How we regard others
     

Boy and girl splashing in wading pool

Children who play do better in school and become more successful adults.

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
          George Bernard Shaw



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