It always brings a smile to our faces when we get to visit installations with Nature’s Instruments’ natural playground components and see the kids exploring and enjoying them in so many different ways.
Last week we were checking in at St. Vincent de Paul Child Care Centre in Hamilton, Ontario and witnessed the kids out and about in their new play area, and there was a nice mix of sun, snow, and smiles!
How many senses can be engaged at one time?
This is an important question to ask when discussing the outdoor play and child development. The more senses engaged, the more immersive the experience.
With natural playground equipment such as mud kitchens, water stumps and hanging amadindas, children focus on the process of playing with the materials rather than a prescriptive result. These zones are a hub for social and language development as children work together to build and play.