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Children's energy balance is off, therefore, KOMPAN Play Institute set out to research how many calories school aged children expend when they engage in 30 minutes of free play on KOMPAN play equipment.
Play between children with disabilities and typically developing children support the areas of self-efficiency, tolerance, and empathy in both user groups. This survey from the KOMPAN Play Institute shows that 71% of the wheelchair users found their nearest playground to be inaccessible.
Playgrounds have been identified as the place within parks where children expend the most energy, why KOMPAN Play Institute set out to examine the retention of children and their parents on a newly refurbished playground at Flag Pole Hill in Dallas, USA.
This study shows that the children in a kindergarten where they spend most of their time outdoors in a well-planned garden have a 35% higher level of physical activity than the children in the other kindergartens in the study.
This publication showcases the KOMPAN Play Institute’s recommendations for universal and inclusive playgrounds, based on inspirational cases of universal playgrounds, design points for universal play equipment, and the Institute’s most recent research and user observation on inclusive play.
Most existing research focuses on the effect of playground play on children's physical development, less is known about the influence of playground play on other important development domains, such as social, cognitive, and language development.
This article debates the importance of thrill in children’s playgrounds. Playgrounds are places where children learn how to navigate the world securely. An important life skill, that children only learn by doing.
This study examines the degree to which non-specialized, age appropriate play equipment and playgrounds can be usable to children with mobility and learning disabilities, as well as to typically developing children.