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Shaped by Play

The Formative Role of Play and Playgrounds

Shaped by Play

Child’s play, we are learning, is not just fun and games. Children’s play behavior on school and community playgrounds contributes to whole-child health and development, and appears to be essential preparation for a successful adult life. Based on our research with the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development, we’ll share the types of playground activities as well as the quality of social interactions that influence kids’ development around leadership, persistence, competition and creativity.

We are authorized to provide .1 CEUs and 1.5 PDHs. After this 75-minute Learning Academy session, you’ll have an understanding of the following learning objectives:

  • How children’s play help develop skills in the areas of creativity, collaboration, problem-solving and persistence
  • The importance of providing a variety of playground components to encourage a variety of play behaviors including an age-appropriate level of challenge
  • How specific playground equipment can enhance the quality of children’s social, physical and cognitive development

We're an Authorized Provider of CEUs

Landscape Structures has been approved as an Authorized Provider by both IACET and LA CES™.

We're an authorized provider of continuing education credits.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
2201 Cooperative Way
Suite 600
Herndon, VA 20171

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736
laces@asla.org