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Church Playground Equipment: Good for Body, Good for Soul

 

Churches play a major role in children’s spiritual life and personal development.  Beyond hosting youth ministry events, church playgrounds thrive as venues for various community events that sharpen social etiquette while excercises motor skills through various forms of active play. Most importantly, these playgrounds provide a safe space for parents to allow their kids limited autonomy. While attending church services and activities, parents need to feel secure that aren’t loitering in unknown locations or wandering of church property.  The playground offers a focused entertainment site to keep kids occupied during their most troublesome years.

Not only do these play areas provide enjoyment to children, but they help them develop a more fun and exciting attitude about growing up in a faith-driven environment.

If you think that building a church playground is an overwhelming and tiring task, Playground Equipment is here to help you out every step of the way—from planning, choosing the right play items, and installing—to ensure that your church and your congregation gets the best playground to help foster strong, spiritual youth

Building a church playground for your congregation offers a lot of benefits. When children are able to enjoy play time, they become more active learners, more cooperative workers, and more engaged participants in their community.

Kids these days spend so much time glued to their seats, surfing the web or playing online games, it’s no surprise that this generation is falling behind in most social categories. This sedentary lifestyle limits them from engaging in active play, so it’s up to the adult role models in their lives to encourage a more active, healthier lifestyle.

Active play is how children develop gross motor skills such as crawling, walking, climbing, throwing, jumping, and balancing.  Children develop fine motor skills by handling toys and small objects, such as dolls, train sets, or legos.  State of the art playground equipment offers opportunities for children to develop both in one place

We offer play fitness equipment for your church playground such as fault bars, balance beams, ladders, and boarding nets for your children’s physical fitness activities. You can also choose to have a complete fitness course set up to keep kids busy and fit, and at the same time have fun while passing through all the course stations. These fitness equipment will help them to have a healthy heart, improve alertness, reduce levels of stress, and control weight.  We also offer a variety of customized interactive panels to help younger children develop basic dexterity and advanced sensorimotor skills.

 

One of the most under-appreciated functions of the playground is teaching children emotional intelligence.  The playground is where children learn to win, lose, and play fair.  It’s where they learn to fall and get back up.  It’s where they learn to share, form teams, and develop common goals.  It’s where a child will decide to act as a bully or stand up to undue aggression when they witness it.

Playgrounds are the number one setting where socialization takes place.  Play being the prime motivator for children, the internal drive to play comfortably and as much as possible will lead them to adopt the value and culture of the environment they first learn to play in.

By providing a churchyard for kids to develop self-confidence and self-esteem, you have the opportunity to instill positive Christian values such as charity, community, empathy, and compassion in those kids as they learn.   

Church playgrounds also serve as great forums for bible study.  Church leaders can minister to children with fun and exciting activities.  Rather than simply lecturing about the scriptures, let children act out iconic scenes such as David and Goliath, the Construction of Solomon’s Temple, the Israelites crossing the Desert, and the Stations of the Cross.  

Aside from this, children can also be active in using these play areas during vacation bible school, before and after church events, or while waiting as their parents attend ministry inside the church.

Since churches are public places, your playground should also be accessible to all kids, especially to those with special needs.  Complete your church playground by installing play equipment compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so you’re sure that every child has equal play access.

Only commercial-grade play items should be used while building your play areas. Using residential play equipment for your playground can make you liable in lawsuits for any injury or accident that will happen in your play area.

If you’re ready to build your church playground and view our product lines, request a catalog from us today for our full listing of commercial playground equipment, or contact us via e-mail, phone, or through our live chat.  We’ll be happy to help you out in building the best church playground for the kids of your congregation that suits your budget and play needs.