Origins featured in Playground Magazine

Elements integrate play activities with nature

Playworld, a leading manufacturer of imaginative play and fitness equipment, announced the launch of Origins, play elements and site amenities that seamlessly blend active outdoor play with nature in an unprecedented way. With Origins, children's imaginations can soar while they safely explore and interact with the natural environment.

"Origins was designed to help create a play area that is filled with challenging activities but at the same time feels natural and engaging for children and families alike," Ian Proud, research manager at Playworld, said. "Multi-sensory components such as water features, hillside slides, climbable boulders and plant elements bring nature into the playground in an experiential and tangible way."

Studies show that the more time five-year-olds spent outdoors, the greater their social behavior and motor skills they exhibited. Playing in a natural setting stimulates all aspects of childhood development, from coordination and balance to problem-solving.

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