Designing play spaces for resilient children
Experience childhood learning and outdoor play first-hand in an informative and playful guided tour of two of Kings Park’s play spaces. Visit both Ivey Watson Playground, specifically designed for children under six years, and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, one of the world’s first nature-based discovery and learning facility.
Consider factors when designing play spaces including purpose, safety, accessibility and aesthetics. Students discuss how the environment provides opportunities for children to practice the skills essential for healthy childhood development.
'I thoroughly enjoyed it, very happy the students walked away with lots and lots of information.' - Year 11 Teacher
For students and adults interested in Early Years Learning in the outdoors and/or contemporary play space design.
By the end of this program students will:
- Understand the design principles and philosophy behind the play spaces
- Discuss the developmental needs of children and the role of play spaces
- Consider the different elements that need to be considered when designing a play space, including basic comfort, safety, maintenance, rules and regulations
- Discuss the concepts of risk management, risk/benefit analysis and the 'risk-takers advantage'.
Bookings are essential and fees apply.