13. June 2012

We always knew it: Our play­grounds improve phys­ic­al con­di­tion and intel­li­gence!

“Good play is play that involves phys­ic­al activ­ity, cre­ativ­ity, spon­taneity, explor­a­tion and social inter­ac­tion. It engages the body in fine and gross motor devel­op­ment and the mind in nego­ti­ations, autonom­ous think­ing, prob­lem solv­ing, ima­gin­a­tion and flex­ib­il­ity”, says Dr. Joe Frost, pro­fess­or emer­it­us at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas at Aus­tin and a lead­ing expert in children’s play.
The art­icle in Land­scape Archi­tec­ture Spe­cifier News dis­cusses the bene­fits of out­door play.