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LARS LAJ® | Playground space design: Supporting children's emotional and social development

Playground space design: Supporting children's emotional and social development

The playground is an environment that is an important element in the process of children's emotional and social development. This is where toddlers learn to cooperate and communicate, deal with emotions, establish relationships, and develop creativity and independence. When designing a playground, it is necessary to take into account the various factors that can affect this complex development process.   

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Diverse play zones are the key element that allows children to develop through a variety of experiences and activities. Our playground concept focuses on diversity, creating spaces that encourage children to explore different skills and interests. In addition to traditional motor play elements such as slides and ladders, we also offer spaces for creative activities where children can express their imagination through painting, drawing or constructing. In addition, we take care of spaces for relaxation and social interaction that foster friendships and develop social skills. In this way, our playground becomes a place where every child can find something for themselves and develop on many levels.

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Encouraging cooperation and interaction is an essential part of our playground concept. We know how important playing together and interacting with peers is for children's social development. That's why when we design our equipment, we make sure to include elements that promote cooperation and interaction between children. This could be, for example, a play set that requires several children to work together, or a space for group games and play. Our equipment, such as tic-tac-toe, memory boards and themed play equipment modelled after different work environments, allows children to develop communication skills, empathy and cooperation skills.

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The playground should be designed in a way that allows children to explore and make decisions on their own. Elements such as extended transitions between elements, and equivalent or small obstacles help develop independence skills, confidence and problem-solving ability. Our elaborate playhouses have a variety of elements that allow children to explore different nooks and crannies and support the stimulation of their curiosity about the world. It is important to nurture children's independence at the right stage of development so they can learn to take responsibility for their own choices right on the playground.

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Stimulating creativity is another important aspect of our playground concept. We understand that creativity is crucial to children's development, so we offer a variety of opportunities for play and exploration. Elements such as themed playgrounds that transport children to different environments, musical instruments or sand and water play equipment allow children to express themselves, experiment and develop their artistic talents. Our playgrounds encourage children to think creatively and discover new ways to play. 

Our offer includes:

  • educational toys and chalkboards for painting

  • themed playsets that help teach children about different professions

  • musical instruments that promote children's musical sensitivity

  • sand and water play equipment that allows children to create their constructions 



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    Safety and accessibility are our top priorities when designing a playground. 

    Our attention to safety includes appropriate safety features, comfortable pathways for movement, and elements tailored to children with different needs. Our equipment is carefully tested for safety to ensure children can play in a fully safe environment. In addition, we focus on accessibility for all children, regardless of their abilities or needs. When designing a playground, we ensure that all children can use the equipment freely, providing swings for children with disabilities and comfortable pathways for children with mobility problems.

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Playground accessibility for all children, including children with disabilities, is a key aspect that should be considered when planning and implementing such spaces. Creating inclusive spaces promotes the development of social skills and ensures equal access to play. Here are some key points to look out for to ensure maximum playground accessibility.

The playground is an environment that is an important element in the process of children's emotional and social development. This is where toddlers learn to cooperate and communicate, deal with emotions, establish relationships, and develop creativity and independence. When designing a playground, it is necessary to take into account the various factors that can affect this complex development process.   

Education through interactionThemed playgrounds are designed with different professions in mind, offering children early exposure to a variety of life fields.

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