PDPlay | 6 Simple Ways to Incorporate Nature Into Your Playground

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Nature is the perfect learning environment for children to play with and among elements such as sand, water, and living plants. These components encourage physical and imaginative play, but are often overlooked in traditional commercial playground building.

Creating an environment for children to fully reap the benefits of outdoor play is crucial, especially in a time when unstructured play is being overshadowed by television, video games,and other electronic amusements. At PDPlay, we’ve found a way to incorporate natural elements into our play structures that still comply with commercial playground guidelines and safety laws–we call these integrated playgrounds Outdoor Learning Environments.

Interested in how you can create a more natural playground? Here are 6 simple ways…