Playing is a fundamental aspect to children’s development, it helps them physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally. Playing not only participate in the energy expense and the physical enhancement, but is also the key to children’s comprehension of their surrounding world and their thinking structure.
Children not only need to touch, explore and manipulate things, they need to experiment relations with others to understand their surroundings. Playgrounds make children experiment trying, failing and trying again to finally succeed. It is essential to make them learn their boundaries so they may evolve. The equipment’s quality and diversity in a playground area directly affect how children play and interact with each other. (Moore, 1997; Dockett & Fleer, 1999; Hart 2002; Solomon 2011).
The art of building a playground is the capacity to offer to children an environment encouraging physical, social and cognitive development.