Landscape Structures and the Freedom to Play

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As you know, our local Landscape Structures playground is such a hit with my family.

Long ago, I learned about the power of play with my kids. And I learned some important tips along the way. First, follow their lead. Kids will make choices and show/tell you what they want to play. By showing that you care about them and their interests leads to better playtime all around. It’s fun to be silly, make funny faces, dress up, and laugh a lot together. I love to get on their level. I’ll sit on the floor or the ground with them and become truly engaged with them for better playtime. We love to build forts and use our imaginations. We love to sing and dance too.

And we LOVE to go to a playground together. This is such a key component of childhood.

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Landscape Structures and the Freedom to Play:

I believe that the freedom to play is a powerful tool to help shape a child. I know as a kid with my four siblings and our many neighbors, weekends and summer vacations seemed to stretch on endlessly. We were given the choice to play all day – by the pool, in the woods by the stream, in the trees, and with our imaginations. I know that “old-fashioned” childhood I had of playgrounds, roller skates, and friendships made a big impact on how I parent today. I see them flourish when they’re given freedom to play. And I know my kids make stronger friendships and grow in confidence and social skills with regular play. I can see it every day in both of my kids.

Landscape Structures inclusive playgrounds help children with confidence and self-mastery. Find a location near you! #ShapedByPlay #PlayToGrow #ad @PlayLSI

We are lucky to live near a Landscape Structures playground, because they design better playgrounds that welcome ALL ages and abilities. These playgrounds are the signature gathering spaces for communities, and offer the most innovative play experiences. What we know is that giving kids the freedom to play allows them to gain confidence through mastery and self-discovery, and this can really nurture small psyches and instill lifelong skills.

Every time we go, I see them build better skills. Our local inclusive playground has separate play areas for younger and older kids. It features challenging and rewarding equipment that makes kids think about how they want to climb, balance, hang, crawl, collaborate, accomplish, etc.

Landscape Structures inclusive playgrounds help children with confidence and self-mastery. Find a location near you! #ShapedByPlay #PlayToGrow #ad @PlayLSI

Landscape Structures inclusive playgrounds help children with confidence and self-mastery. Find a location near you! #ShapedByPlay #PlayToGrow #ad @PlayLSI

Landscape Structures inclusive playgrounds help children with confidence and self-mastery. Find a location near you! #ShapedByPlay #PlayToGrow #ad @PlayLSI

Do you have a Landscape Structures playground near you? Find out more here.

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So tell me – do you live near a Landscape Structures playground?

Landscape Structures inclusive playgrounds help children with confidence and self-mastery. Find a location near you! #ShapedByPlay #PlayToGrow #ad @PlayLSI

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10 Comments

  1. Yes, my girls love playing outside and we have our own playground in our backyard. But still I do take them to the local one every so often as they have more variety. That said, the rain needs to stop here as it is sadly limiting outdoor play-time!

  2. I love these photos so much… but mostly I can’t get over how much bigger the kids are getting every time I come here. I mean, how is that even possible?!

    I don’t know much about these playgrounds but I’m relatively certain I lived near one in both Hoboken and Montclair. The one in Montclair even had these structures that looked like musical instruments they children could play on and I always thought they made for such incredibly playtimes. I took a friend and her son there once ❤️

    1. It’s bad. They won’t stop growing! Scarlet is a slower grower but then I’ll see her face in photos even months ago and I can really see it.

  3. Those playgrounds are so cool! Turns out we have a couple not to far from us at nearby schools, I love seeing the kids enjoying the outdoors and they need to do more of that.

  4. That is an amazing playground! I’m not sure we have any Landscape structures playgrounds around here, but now I am curious!

  5. I want a playground like this! Kids really need to get outside. Adults do too! We just would have to visit prior to 8 am or after 6 pm. here in the desert. Your kids really are super cute 🙂

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