Inclusive play equipment provides options to children who rarely have the chance to engage in play with others. Imagination Play’s inclusive play systems provide solutions for children with disabilities, allowing for them to see possibilities, not problems.
Play is critical to children’s growth and development. Good quality play that provides stimulation greatly enhances a child’s wellbeing, happiness and development. Through the benefit of inclusive play, children of all abilities get to be equal, improve communications and social skills, and develop their ability to think, problem solve, and enhance their fine and gross motor skills.
Inclusive playgrounds are no longer just about adding a wheelchair ramp, they are about creating meaningful play environments for people of all ages and abilities.
Imagination Play have the following criteria for developing an inclusive playspace:
Fair | Equipment that is equitable and usable by people of all abilities
Inclusive | An environment that supports individuals with diverse abilities through social and physical activities, including intergenerational play
Smart | Equipment that is understanding of individual strength and abilities and allows children to gain confidence through play
Independent | A play environment that allows children to effectively explore and participate at their own level
Safe | Addresses safety standards and provides development opportunities and challenges
Active | Supports various degrees of physical and social participation while minimising fatigue
Comfort | Is usable for all individuals with sensory needs, diverse body sizes and types, and varying mobility and motor control functions
Playgrounds have a significantly important role in a child’s life, it is here where children feel accepted by their peers and determine their self-worth and personal identity.
Imagination Play know it is important to work with communities, schools and local councils to continue to grow and develop inclusive playgrounds for open space areas, because everyone deserves to have good friendships and feel a sense of belonging with a community group or family.The true message of “inclusive play” is fun for everyone.
If you are interested in constructing an inclusive playspace, please contact Imagination Play via the links below and one of the experienced consultants will design an area that suits your requirements.