Category: Outdoor Play

The Fascinating History of Playgrounds

Elkton MI Aquatic Theme Play Environment Created by Playtime

We all remember spending summer days trying to conquer the monkey bars and seeing who could go the highest on the swings. Playgrounds not only create wonderful memories, but they also play a critical role in the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children starting in early childhood. Designed as a cheerful place of… Read more »

Sustainable PLAYTIME

pirate ship created by playtime structure at friendship square

Kids’ Park Aids in Redevelopment of Downtown Bellflower The city of Bellflower, California upholds the mission “to protect and enrich the quality of life, to make Bellflower an excellent place to live, work, and play.” The city values programs that nurture new businesses provide recreational and community services, preserve the environment and provide for the… Read more »

Not All Play is Created Equal: Outdoor Play Offers Major Developmental Benefits

boy on crocodile on Playtime set outside

Have you ever heard the expression, “That’s child’s play?” Usually meant to minimize the importance of an activity, the expression really has it all wrong because few things are as important as play in a child’s life. And as children grow up to be future leaders in education, medicine, politics, and various other fields, children’s… Read more »