Archive for Inclusive Play

Social play for children with autism

Can a playground be designed to increase the ability of children with autism to play with others?  Researchers say yes. 

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) rarely interact with others in free …

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Sensory play

Great playgrounds include sensory play activities in addition to physical play.  For a young ripple bridge Sensory play child their sensory system is developing along with their physical development.

According to EduGuide, a nonprofit whose mission …

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Benefits of physical play

Physical play constitutes activities where a child swings, runs, spins, jumps, and climbs.  Most people know this type of play is important for children because it makes them physically fit and keeps …

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Exploring new heights

When discussing an inclusive playground, part of the conversation Climber Exploring new heightsshould focus on elevated vs. ground level play.  The key point here is that it is just a discussion, elevation on a playground …

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Value of contiguous play

350 1210 REN A Value of contiguous play Playgrounds are often designed with equipment that is arranged by level of difficulty.  This means the most challenging climbers are together and on the other side of the playground are easier climbers.  …

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Levels of challenge on the playground

One of the purposes of a balance trax Levels of challenge on the playgroundplayground is to challenge children to try new things and push themselves physically and emotionally. Playgrounds also provide a place where children socialize and learn to …

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In defense of the fence

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The Inclusive Play Design Guide (IPDG) recommends that when building an inclusive playground a perimeter boundary needs to be created around the entire play space with only one or two entrances. (LA-4)  …

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Laying out your playground for children with autism

CozyCoon Laying out your playground for children with autismWhen designing an inclusive playground the layout of the space is crucial, particularly when part of the goal is to ensure children with autism can also find enjoyment.  Many children with autism …

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