What Are Children Learning...

when playing in the playground

Type of Play

This type of play is called social play and motor/physical play. Playing in a park is social play because children are interacting with others and playing together. It is also called motor/physical play because children are running around in a park and climbing things.

Description of Activity

Children are playing in a playground on the swing, slide and are just running freely while interacting with other children

Unstructured play

When children are playing in a playground there are no directions or plan and children roam freely, which is considered unstructured play.

What are children learning when playing in a park?

Children are experiencing free play when playing in a park. That means that children can choose what they want to play, and explore according to their natural tendencies and allows them to learn from other children also enhancing their brain development.