This past school year has been unlike any we’ve experienced before. The 2021–2022 school year puts teachers and students in a unique situation with kids back in the classroom for the first time in months. Teachers may be using this time to find unique and constructive ways to present lessons and activities. While brainstorming, don’t count out using the playground for engaging and interactive learning opportunities. With California schools back in session, below are a few ideas for blending lessons with the school’s playground equipment.
If your school playground is outfitted with a pavilion or outdoor seating area, that would be a great location to have class on a beautiful sunny day. Outdoor learning moments are great for teaching students a science lesson about the world around them or for a moment of reading—whether oral or independent silent reading. A change of scenery is always welcomed, but especially this school year. For more ideas on how to incorporate your lessons onto the playground, check out this blog.
Recess is a standard for schools across the U.S., and it’s a time where kids can naturally develop on their own. The playground is a place where kids learn important lessons like waiting for their turn, sharing, dealing with challenges, and more. The social benefits (in addition to the physical benefits) of recess are tremendous, and teachers can orchestrate a playground environment that encourages play that’s fun and fair for everyone. Provide guidance when needed to make sure your students learn these invaluable lessons—the foundations of how we treat others around us in society.
Playground equipment has come a long way since we were kids. No matter your needs, there’s the perfect playground equipment option for your California or West Coast school. Some elements to consider include swings, slides, playground sets, net climbers, site amenities, shade structures, ADA-inclusive equipment, and more. It may seem like a lot of work to find the right combination and plan out an entire playground, but the process is made easy with a professional on your side. Partner with the team at Zoom Recreation with help from the planning stages all the way through installation.
Planning for a new playground is not an easy task to handle by yourself. From concept to creation, the team at Zoom Recreation has you covered. We help California and West Coast schools pick out the right playground equipment for them and take care of the process up until installation.
If you have any questions about planning your playground, we are ready to take your call and talk through your needs. Give us a call at 866-234-3392 or get in touch with us by filling out our contact form.
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