There have been huge improvements made to a number of playgrounds around South Australia over the past few years. Many of our old favourites such as the St Kilda Adventure Playground and Jubilee Adventure Playground in Noarlunga have had face lifts, while others like Marshmallow Park and Morialta Nature Playground have been built from scratch, becoming instantly popular with children of all ages. With our attention being drawn to new and exciting play spaces I wanted to explore the benefits of playgrounds for the developing child, and encourage you too to get outside and explore the play spaces around South Australia.
When thinking of the benefits of playgrounds I began with asking my children why they enjoy playgrounds. Out of the mouth of babes, these were their responses; what a great place to start.