Themed playgrounds are so fun that even adults may want to step into the world of a custom playground. But did you know theme play can also assist with the child’s cognitive development?
Custom playground equipment can essentially create new worlds for the little ones to explore and let their imagination run wild. Often, these playgrounds can be customized to include certain games and activity panels that help the child develop a specific cognitive skill set, such as problem-solving or association. While regular playgrounds help the child socialize with other children and stay active, well-designed custom playground equipment provides children with the opportunity to explore new identities during playtime.
Plus, there’s no doubt that themed playgrounds are more fun, and they help keep children engaged for longer periods of time:
● Telling stories – The theme sets the stage for the child to enter a new world but build their own story inside this world. Children will quickly play along and develop new characters, storylines, and even intrigue, effectively improving their creativity;
● Collaborating with other children – Children can work together to create new stories, learn how to socialize, and compromise with others, which are skills that can serve them for the rest of their lives;
● Solving problems – From figuring out how to piece multiple stories together, add new characters, or even navigating the intricate layout of the park, themed playgrounds are an amazing way to help a child improve their problem-solving skills;
● Learning new things – There is no limit to how to create a themed park. Manufacturers can easily add lots of educational elements in between the fun. For instance, if the theme is the ever-favorite dinosaurs, the park itself can include a lot of educational tools to help children learn more about these fascinating creatures.