WHY IS INCLUSIVE PLAY SO IMPORTANT?
Not all disabilities are visible. Various types of disabilities exist in school age children including physical, sensory, social-emotional, cognitive and more.
According to research, 53% of children with special needs lack friendships and part of the problem is that their disability excludes them from certain activities. An inclusive playground design has no barriers. It allows all children to get to know each other while enjoying rewarding play and fitness activities.
It's also important for children to practice their sensory and cognitive skills outside of the classroom. Inclusive playgrounds at schools provide a unique opportunity for children to exercise their minds. Unstructured outdoor play helps kids learn how to share, take turns and develop other healthy behavioral skills.
Build Lasting Friendships
Access for All
Include Every Eisenhower Eagle
SEVEN PRINCIPALS OF INCLUSIVE PLAY DESIGN
We designed our #EveryEagle Playgrounds based on these inclusive play principals.