This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of a Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I have boys. Busy, active, social, athletic and rambunctious boys. They love being outside and they love playgrounds. They also like interacting with others.
Before I had children, I never understood my friends who had kids that were always outside. They never stayed home. It wasn’t until I had children that I understood. My boys especially like playing at inclusive playgrounds. Inclusive playgrounds have the equipment that help them develop physical, cognitive, sensory and social skills. By being outside it gives them an opportunity to grow, have fun, and make new friends. This is where they learned most of their social skills until they went to school.
My kids are not the kind of kids that play alone. They like to socialize and be adventurous. But they both have different needs. One son is more adventurous than the other. One son needs more help when climbing. But when they are playing with other children they get a confidence boost and making friends with others helps them discover things they have never tried.
They learn to take turns on toys that they would monopolize if they were alone.
We found this beautiful park by Landscape Structures in Mesa called Desert Arroyo Park. The view is particularly pretty with cacti and mountains behind it.
Landscape Structures create play environments where all kids can play together. Inclusive playgrounds provide a platform for social equity and encourage the interactions that shape kids into thinkers, dreamers and leaders.
Inclusive play gives my children learn life lessons such as leadership, persistence, support and empathy. Although, they learn these things from each other, a brother-brother relationship is far different than building friendships with other children. One of my sons need more sensory stimulating activities than my other son. Landscape Structures knows this and builds their playgrounds to support sensory-stimulating activity. My boys also learn to share and look out for others when playing at the park.
Spinning seems to be the thing with my seven year-old. I think he enjoyed this more than anything else at this park. If my four year old was there he would have been taking turns going down the slides. Inclusive playgrounds are great for all ages and different developmental needs.
Don’t forget October is Sensory Awareness Month. Visit an Inclusive Playground visit to find an inclusive playground near you visit playlsi.com.