Manufactured playgrounds challenge children's physical development (mostly gross motor skills) but do very little to challenge their emotional, social, and cognitive creativity.
On the other hand, Natural playgrounds made with natural play elements, mirror natural world experiences that help children - and young adults - constantly discover new things about themselves and the world around them through experimentation, observation, problem-solving, and manipulation. In addition, natural playgrounds are very physically challenging!
Our playground designers give natural playscapes character, the imprint of time, biological complexity, architectural eloquence, and physical challenge.
"Children gravitate naturally toward sand, water, loose parts, and stacking materials. Children need exposure to nature. They need play that helps them develop a sense of beauty,' says Joe Frost, professor of early childhood education, University of Texas.
"Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters." Saint Bernard, 11th Century.