Why Outdoor Playgrounds Are Important

With our schools reopening, it’s a great time for all of us to remind ourselves of the abundant benefits that playgrounds provide to our communities and to the healthy growth of our children.

An earlier blog posting explained how properly designed playgrounds can actually offer therapeutic benefits to kids with sensory processing disorders, including autism. Other studies have shown additional benefits that go way beyond the more obvious physical fitness and cooperative play opportunities:

To read more about “Why We Need More Playgrounds,” click here.

Click here to read a related article on why “Parks Are Part of Our Healthcare System.”

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