Developmental benefits of your local playground

Written by Claire Dedden – Occupational Therapist

A visit to the local park or playground is a fairly common experience for most families. Aside from being an excellent boredom-buster and a great excuse to get out of the house (or an easy way to get rid of your kiddo’s excess energy for a calmer afternoon at home), there are so many rich opportunities for children to develop various skills while they play.

Claire shows us how the equipment at playgrounds (like this one at Lambton Park) can help support your child’s development.

For a full list of Newcastle’s most exciting parks and playgrounds click here.

Chat to one of our OTs about how visiting your local playground can help your child reach their occupational therapy goals.

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