Play

Playing just got more interesting

We don’t think that Playing and Learning are mutually exclusive. Introducing children to risk play experiences promotes motivation, engages learning and inspires imagination. Children take in a lot of what they see around them and by incorporating small world examples into a playground this allows children to play and copy what they have seen, developing their understanding and enabling them to learn through play.  

Learning through water

Water play provides early learning experiences in science, maths and technology. Children can investigate the properties of water, observe how objects behave in water and learn about the volumes of different containers. Water play trays are an excellent resource for encouraging children to play with water as a group. We have designed stainless steel trays with an emphasis on children being involved in the control of water by creating meandering routes, dams and push button taps. A safe depth of water is regulated within each tray by an overflow outlet and an easy drain out tap makes clearing the session away effortless. 
View of a cute kid playing in the playground

Learning through sand

Sand play can be very relaxing for children while still providing rich opportunities for learning. The ever-reliable bucket and spade combination provides an opportunity for children to develop their motor skills and creativity. There is also scope for counting and measuring activities alongside vocabulary development such as more than/less than, as well as building knowledge of shapes. Dry sand on a tray is an excellent sensory medium for practising writing letters and numbers as well, allowing children to explore and become familiar with different shapes and patterns. Combine all these elements with our Discovery Cove concept and the Educational benefits abound, but most importantly children will enjoy themselves thoroughly whilst learning and developing new lifelong skills. By enclosing the area to prevent access by larger animals we ensure that the area remains clean, and easy to manage
Kids playing on swings

Learning through mud

Mud Kitchens combine many elements of imaginary play with the fun of digging out doors and getting your hand dirty. A typical mud kitchen comprises of a mud pit and a kitchen work top area complete with sink, ‘cooking’ hobs and storage for pots and pans. A water supply is also incorporated which can either be a small water container or stainless steel stand pipe. Children are encourage to use tools, buckets and moulds to create mud pies or other creations often copying processes of preparing, cooking and washing up that they see adults doing.  
Kids enjoying in the playground
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