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Start with a Good Plan when You Set Up a Play Space for Kids

By Laura Dudley Subscribe to RSS | March 21st 2012 | Views:
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Putting together a recreation space for young ones may seem like kids’ play, until you get down to assembling all of the parts that must be taken into consideration; then it becomes obvious that creating a workable fun space for your little tikes is not all fun and games.

What are some of the things that you must take into consideration when you’re designing and assembling a kids’ playground? There are a number of considerations that you should make if you want to build something that the kids will get the maximum amount of enjoyment from, and will also be safe enough to prevent injuries from occurring.

First of all, if you’re planning a playground for a number of kids, and you expect it to last over the years, then the first thing you should know is that, unless you’re a trained designer, don’t try to do it yourself. You may have the best of intentions, and feel that you have a good eye for this kind of thing, but there’s no substitute for experience. Hire an experienced architect or landscape architect to set the wheels in motion. When you hire a professional, you’re going to find that he comes up with some unique ideas that you likely would never have thought of, and your playground space will be more fun for kids, and probably safer too. Even if you’re going to use some off-the-shelf equipment, a trained professional can set things up in a way that will give your recreation area a character of its own.

If you’re planning to set up a commercial outdoor playground, it’s always a good idea to seek out the thoughts, opinions and ideas of the little ones who are going to use the space. However, while their input is good, they should not be entrusted to design the space themselves, lest you end up with difficulties that a professional designer could foresee and prevent from coming about. While kids can be very creative, a trained designer can interpret their ideas and transform them into a workable plan. Your playground will turn out to be better functioning and more fun for the kids.

If you’re building playgrounds for preschools, then it’s good to remember that play spaces need room for kids to run and climb, but under conditions where it’s safe to do so. It’s probably impossible to make any playground 100 percent safe, and a limited amount of risk can be acceptable, but any recreation area that is adequately supervised should have almost no problems with kids getting hurt, outside of an occasional scuffed knee. A too-safe playground might hold kids back from the learning experiences that they need to mature into adults.

Playgrounds are a wonderful place for kids to meet others, interact with their peers, and indulge in the fantasy play that makes childhood such a rewarding time of life.

Laura Dudley - About Author:
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