Play for health

KOMPAN Play institute

Around the world parents, teachers and authorities are worried about the decline in children's health. Today, children struggling with being overweight outnumber those facing famine. Sedentary lifestyles have drastic consequences - not only for children's physical health, but for their learning and social and emotional well-being.

KOMPAN advocates the benefits of good play areas for children's physical activity. Good playgrounds are places where children voluntarily choose to take part in physical activity. Bringing back sufficient outdoor play is a proven way of improving children's health. Access to free play in a well planned kindergarten play area turned out to be 33% more efficient at promoting physical activity among 3-6yearolds than other kindergarten initiatives.