Playground pathways connect all the elements of an Outdoor Learning Environment. This allows easy and fun movement from one component to the next. Pathways often have places to stop along the way and explore. There are many opportunities to incorporate find and seek games with custom tiles and concrete. They can even offer a chance to play a little piano along the way.
It is crucial to create an environment for children to fully reap the benefits of outdoor play. This is particularly important today, in a time when unstructured play is being overshadowed by screen time. 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.