Playground pressures!

Benefits of playgrounds for kids-sensory processing

Having spent a lovely Sunny few hours in the playground yesterday , I was thinking about a conflict between my OT head knowing how beneficial playgrounds are for kids and my mum head feeling constantly worried that they are going to fall and hurt themselves.

I resolve this by reminding myself that the times I have been in A & E for stitches, they weren’t actually climbing anything, (one slipped in the swimming pool, the other on a stoney car park), and that the more I let them practice climbing the less likely they are to fall.

I also thought it might be useful to remind myself of a few of the benefits of playgrounds for kids.

Here some of the many benefits shared by another OT mum (mom!)

http://mamaot.com/2015/06/08/therapeutic-benefits-of-playing-at-the-park/

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