All children need and deserve safe and fun playgrounds. There are abundant options for playground designs that don't just meet ADA requirements, but that also create a very special environment for inclusive play and interaction between children of all abilities. Playgrounds should offer opportunities for a thrilling experience to all children. May Recreation designs inclusive playgrounds and components that provide access and exciting interaction for all children.
If you ever read our blogs, you know that we are BIG on the importance and impact of playground interaction/play on children’s development.
People with typical kids usually don’t think twice about this. After all, their kids get recess every day at school. They go to the park and play on the playground on the weekends. They get plenty of playground interaction, right?
“Inclusive” is a buzz word in the news right now. We hear the term “inclusive” in relation to gender, race, education and religion. But what about inclusion on the playground? This is a subject that needs to be in the public eye more.
We have a pretty cool new project coming up that we want to share with you guys because we're just THAT excited about it! We will be working on a highly inclusive playground for Greenthread Park, located in the Cross Creek Ranch community in Fulshear, TX.
May Recreation believes in the benefits of inclusive play – but not everyone sees or understands the true advantages that back our beliefs in an inclusive play system. There are so very many reasons why inclusive play is beneficial, you’d be here all day if we tried to talk about them all! So, for the sake of time, here are the basics.
Everybody can play outdoor musical instruments regardless of their skill level or age, which makes them a great addition to any playground being designed with inclusion in mind. Parents, Educators, Church Elders and others can participate together with children of all abilities in creation of their own individual musical sounds and rhythms.