Friday, July 29, 2011
A variety of studies have been published recently that indicate a problem exists with traditional childrens playgrounds - their sterility and predictability actually hamper the development of toddlers' imaginations and problem solving skills. One study says that "today's playgrounds have little value in terms of play" and that playgrounds "do not foster the emotional and cognitive development of children." Yikes. Take a look at these pictures and tell me if you think there's a difference between children outdoors and children on the playground!