An image from the Charlotte Rail Trail installation, which converted a walking path into a musical play stop for kids.ÂŠKaBOOM
Transforming Everyday Spaces into
PLAYces: The Future of Play in Cities
26 PLAY AND PLAYGROUND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2017
Oftentimes the most poignant childhood memories are the simplest ones: playing in the backyard with a sibling, learning baseball with a parent, or going to the playground after school. And, frequently, those memories involve play. Play is a critical component to healthy development and to simply being a kid. It sets the stage for helping kids to achieve their highest potential and provides those essential, formative moments with friends and adults. It cultivates social skills, greater self-confidence, risk-taking opportunities, and the chance to live a healthier lifestyle. Todayâ€™s kids deserve each and every one of those benefits linked to play. But for many kids, particularly those living in poverty, having time and access to daily play is a challenge.
Published on Jun 20, 2017
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