Interactive Playgrounds offer a special added value compared to the usual playgrounds: they are interactive!
Behind this simple concept conceals a wealth of features that traditional playgrounds can usually meet only partially.
Integration of various users
The playground, or play equipment, provides various games for children. Optical and acoustic signals specify the mission and objectives. This offers children the opportunity to overcome language barriers easily. Pre-game "meetings" to discuss how to play are not required.
Animation to team games
Not every playground is suitable for all ages alike, and not every playground equipment meets all the game-value requirements. Interactivity is the new experience. Different games in scalable difficulty levels allow a group of children to tailor their play experience. Boys and girls, young and old can all play together - or against each other - and prove themselves.
An interactive playground encourages the movement and thus the physical development of children.
Because movement ...
- supports the development of the child's body
- increases muscle strength
- support the development of good posture
- increases bone density
- strengthens the heart, circulatory and respiratory systems
- strengthens the nervous system
- increases overall efficiency
- strengthens the immune system
Movement also promotes the development of motor skills.
- promotes awareness and movement coordination
- promotes the movement security and helps to avoid accidents
Appeal to different age groups
Traditional playground equipment is mostly aimed to target a certain age group and as a result children tend to play in an age-related grouping.
An interactive playground is aimed at all age groups. Younger and older children can contribute together in a team to achieve the targets. On one hand, it promotes teamwork and on the other hand, it eliminates the age-related grouping.
Ration Ability to Challenge
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, described in 1975 the flow experience. Applied to the games, it says that joy comes from playing with the right balance of challenge and skill. If the challenges are too easy for the children, it will get boring.
The scalable difficulty levels combined with the teamwork aspect makes the interactive play equipment suitable for all ages.
Play equipment and technology
Computer and video games are now part of the standard repertoire for children’s playtime. Kids love new technology. Interactive game devices now connect the traditional playground equipment with new technologies which makes them very attractive to young people and encourages them to play actively.
Offer learning effects
The various games help children improve their skills while playing. Responsiveness, hand-eye coordination and sense of balance are just a few examples. In addition to physical skills, cognitive skills are also developed. Memory games combined with the constant motion the various activities available help to increase the ability to concentrate.