Feeling rooted in the place and culture you live in is key to many positive outcomes not only for children, but also for the whole community. It fosters a sense of civic pride and belonging. The stories we tell, the yearly celebrations, the landscape, the architecture, the people, the weather, the jokes, and traditions all make us feel connected.
Infuse a sense of place into the details of any pretend play areas – like play houses or shops. Really focus on the cultural specifics here to create and authentic experience. The aim is for a playground to become a special place, a unique symbol of the community. Spaces for children to play are expressions of local imagination and spirit.