Playground Safety Consulting
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As a child sees it, play is the most important / serious thing in life. Play builds the child. It is the essential part of a child’s education.
In 1885, the Boston Sand Gardens were generally sited as the first area set aside specifically for young children.
The Boston Sand Gardens were significant in the history of this country and the history of recreation / leisure services because it was the first attempt to provide formalized recreation to children. The attempt was a success; it brought many kids off the streets and into a place where they could be supervised and have “wholesome authority.”Let's Do This
Since the initial period of rapid playground development in American cities, the issue of playground safety has been a subject of concern. Initially, the primary concern was that children be removed from the temptations and hazards of playing in the streets. However, it‘s also been found that playgrounds themselves contain inherent dangers.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year more than 200,000 children across the United States are treated in hospital emergency rooms due to playground and play area accidents. The toll on these children and their families is immeasurable. And the costs in terms of liability and litigation is staggering.
Playgrounds provide crucial and vital opportunities for children to play. There is substantial research showing the clear link between play and brain development, motor-skills, and social capabilities. All learning—emotional, social, motor and cognitive—is accelerated, facilitated, and fueled by the pleasure of play. Playgrounds that promote different types of play are vital for a child’s cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development.
As international risk consultants for children’s play areas, we have the industry knowledge and experience to make sure your playgrounds and play areas are as safe as possible for the children using them. How? By offering a portfolio of services specifically developed to create and enhance safe play areas at a surprisingly reasonable cost.
Play helps prepare our children for the tasks that will prepare them throughout life. “Children are our future,” and that without play-safe play our society could become one lacking in the creativity and imagination that has become the cornerstone of its greatness.
Contact us to discuss your playground needs, and to find out more about how we can help to enhance the safety of your playgrounds and play areas.
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