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A play area with tipi style structures

EXCITING SPACES FOR CHILDREN

CUSTOM-DESIGNED PLAY AREAS

Creating fun, imaginative, and inspiring environments for children to play in is something that we take seriously. Learning Through Play is an award-winning team, and we can transform your playground into something great. We’ve undertaken projects right across the South East, and we know we can make a difference for your kids.

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It’s in our name!

HELPING KIDS LEARN AS THEY PLAY

For small children, everything is a learning experience. We absorb information and experiences more readily as children than we do at any other time in our life, so even playtime is part of a child’s education. A great play area will inspire children’s creativity, encourage collaborative play, and help them to learn physical skills and coordination.

We want to make a difference to children, and we know that our outstanding playgrounds do just that. We’ve designed and built play areas that inspire children and help them make the most of the time they spend playing.

Learning through water

FUN AND SAFE WATER PLAY AREAS

Maths, science, technology… water play areas might look like just a good opportunity for small children to splash and have fun – which they undoubtedly are! – but they’re also an early introduction to all sorts of fascinating educational topics. Children can investigate the properties of water, observe how objects behave in water, and learn about the volumes of different containers.

 

Our play areas often include water trays to encourage children to enjoy these experiences. 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.

A water play area
A sand play area

Learning through sand

SAND PITS WITH A DIFFERENCE!

Children love playing in sand. It’s a relaxing and safe environment that offers opportunities for them to develop their motor skills and coordination, as well as practising creative play. It’s also a great sensory medium for practising writing letters and numbers, as well as drawing. There is also scope for counting and measuring activities alongside vocabulary development such as more than/less than, and a whole host of other learning activities.

 

Our Discovery Cover sand play concept makes the most out of these educational opportunities, and its also great fun for the kids. By enclosing the area to prevent access by larger animals, we ensure that the area remains clean and easy to manage.

Learning through mud

MUD KITCHENS AND MORE

There’s no denying it, mud is fun! Most children seem to be drawn to messy activities, and playing in mud is no exception. It offers a fantastic combination of digging and exploring, imaginary play, and getting your hands dirty – no surprise that it’s so popular! Mud kitchens are a great way to make muddy play accessible to small children, encouraging them 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.

 

A typical mud kitchen consists 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.

A mud kitchen play area
A play area with lots of plants

CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR NEW PLAY AREA

Help the children in your care to make the most out of their environment with a play area designed around the way children naturally experiment and explore. Talk to the Learning Through Play team in Gravesend today to find out more about what we can offer.

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