...we love it!
Free, open-ended play with no prescribed agenda, time schedule, or goal.
The world needs more of this and we seek to set the scene for just this to unfold at a MONSTRUM playground. We provide the canvas and time after time, we discover how children fill it out in ways, we'd never imagined! That's the magic of play - allowing kids to activate their imaginations and explore using all their senses.
Playing for the pure joy of simply playing.
Some may look at a simple play structure and see limited play opportunities - we look at a simple structure and see endless possibilities - it just takes some imagination. Imagination is the expert domain of kids, who dream up countless roleplay scenarios and innovative ways of climbing and utilizing a structure when given the chance (and perhaps a little supportive nudge from carers to open their minds and explore).
Children are constantly learning as they approach their surroundings like little scientists making new discoveries thanks to a relentless, innocent curiosity. Play is crucial for children's development. Studies show how children develop essential skills for life through play: physical coordination as they whizz around the playground; social skills when interacting with their peers; and the ability to creatively solve problems while also regulating their emotions when things don't quite go their way.
Here's to more pointless play.