Iselin Larsen Why a playground you may ask?
As a child you learn through playing. If you have ever witnessed a child with two objects, trying to understand them, they play with them. By stacking them on top of each other they learn to understand why 1 + 1 equals 2. This is how they learn the concept of the world, and playing is where children start their vital road through development. It has an impact of their social cognitive and physical development as well as all sorts of creativity, imagination skills, problem solving and independent thinking - which is not necessarily encouraged enough in the education system yet. Take a moment to think of your best memory as a child - you were probably playing, and this happens all across the world. It does not matter where you are, everyone plays. Providing them with a playground gives them the acceptance that playing is okay. Moreover, the playground can really be a classroom in disguise. The children don't know they are learning and don't feel like they are learning, while really taking in the whole world whilst they are playing. The different elements of what is put in a playground gives the child a chance to find something they really enjoy and can benefit from.
Playing gives children their childhood. Iselin Larsen