Gautam International Academy recognizes that the social skills that children develop on the playground often become lifelong skill sets that are carried forward into their adulthood. Playgrounds are among the most important environments for children outside the home. Most forms of play are essential for healthy development, but free, spontaneous play - the kind that occurs on playgrounds-is the most beneficial type of play.
Exciting, engaging and challenging playground equipment is important to keep children happy while still developing their learning abilities. These should be developed in order to suit different groups of children for different stages of learning, such as specialist playground equipment for nursery & pre-school children teaching them basic numeracy & vocabulary, to building a child’s creativity and imagination with role play panels or puzzles.
Children have devised many playground games and pastimes. But because playgrounds are usually subject to adult supervision and oversight, young children’s street culture often struggles to fully thrive there. Research by Robin Moore concluded shown that playgrounds need to be balanced with marginal areas that (to adults) appear to be derelict or waste ground but to children they are areas that they can claim for themselves, ideally a wooded area or field.
For many children, it is their favourite time of day when they get to be on the playground for free time or recess. It acts as a release for them from the pressures of learning during the day. They know that time on the playground is their own time.