The benefits of playing in the park for learning, development and growth of children

23 Jul 2021 present

From the earliest childhood, the leisure space par excellence of the little ones is the park, or the square, we have all created our first anecdotes between the walls of the class or between balls and cambs under the trees of an urban park.

This is why, children need play spaces where they can share their time, so that they can develop their recreational activities on an equal footing with all of them.

To do this, it is vital to have safe and accessible urban spaces for children for all, a work and a commitment for which Afamour has been working for more than 20 years, promoting an open and aware management of playgrounds with the needs of the little ones.

10 REASONS TO PLAY IN THE PARK

  • Playing you discover one's own body, better coordinates movements and develops muscle strength
  • Children learn through play, interacting with nature and its peers
  • Playing in the park increases children's creativity
  • Children in the park learn by having fun, teaching each other new skills
  • Playing outdoors helps children absorb vitamin D naturally
  • Playing in the park promotes social skills among children
  • Outdoors improves children's mood, helping your mental health
  • The freedom children feel when playing in the park makes them grow happier
  • Learning to share by playing helps children be more independent
  • Exploring playing makes children discover new things without the need for an adult.

ACCESSIBLE AND SAFE PLAYGROUNDS

So that all children enjoy some leisure activities in freedom, it is necessary that public parks are guaranteed spaces for the enjoyment of equitable leisure. Like this, children's spaces must be accessible and safe, so that they provide a space where all the little ones can play safely.

An inclusive look is also important, in which these parks are welcoming, so that all children can enjoy the game and create a place where positive social values such as respect are promoted, friendship and companionship.

From Afamour, we will continue to promote the care of children's spaces, working on providing for children, spaces to play, learn and develop safely and freely.

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