Millions of children benefit from programs and places to spend their time when school is not in session. A well designed outdoor playground is a major component of a high quality program. But what is a high quality outdoor play environment for an out of school program?
Our current study takes a look at popular play spaces, active dwell time, and positive social play in outdoor playgrounds for after school care. This session will cover supporting research that provides insight into 6 design tips for how to design the perfect playground for an out of school program.
KOMPAN Play Institute Manager, Americas
As the manager of KOMPAN Play Institute, Americas, Suzanne researches issues related to active play and fitness for children and families. Suzanne has co-authored numerous white papers and articles on the topics of children and play, such as Climbing Clever and Innovative Products: the key to more play.
Head of KOMPAN Play Institute
As head of KOMPAN Play Institute, Jeanette has over 20 years of experience in researching, developing, and advocating playground play. Jeanette has served on the scientific and organising boards of several international conferences on child friendly city planning. Jeanette has authored and co-authored numerous white papers and articles on the topics of inclusive and universal play design, and child development.