A growing number of parents complain that they find playgrounds risky. This complaint comes from the irrational fear of adults in the playground. It’s a lack of knowledge of playground safety certifications. For a child to develop positively risk-taking is important. They need to know their boundaries. To navigate the world, it is an important life skill that children only learn by doing. This thrill of risk-taking is what motivates the classic playground play. Swings, giant slides, climbing nets, springers, spinners, rope structures are popular in the playground.
There is a greater risk due to inactivity playgrounds. According to WHO, at least 60 minutes of play is mandatory for a child in a day. But in reality, the average physical activity of a child is below this recommendation. Physical inactivity harms a child’s physical, social, and cognitive development. Thus, playgrounds are a safe answer to the growing risk of physical inactivity. The challenging play equipment in the playground encourages voluntary play activity among children. These play activities are self-chosen by the children. For the health of the children, play is important. Good playgrounds allow children to take risks without compromising their safety. Their compliance with the safety standards is one way to verify that. Standards provide a framework to create fun and challenging play for children. with age-appropriate classification.