Meegan Wozniczka

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7 Elements of Play No. 4

Today’s feature in the 7 Elements of Play – Sensory Experiences! Benefits of sensory experiences on the playground: 1. Children rely on sensory input to learn about the environment; it also builds neural connections that support thought, learning, and creativity. 2. Sensory experiences support tactical learning. Touch activities require the […]

7 Elements of Play No. 3

Today’s feature in the 7 Elements of Play – Spinning! Benefits of spinning on the playground: 1. It enhances sensory stimulation in the areas of touch, balance, and feel. 2. It develops decision-making skills as children must think while in motion. 3. Spinning helps with postural control as they have […]

7 Elements of Play No. 2

Today’s feature in the 7 Elements of Play – Brachiating! Benefits of brachiating on the playground:1. Brachiating strengthens the upper body and develops grip strength.2. It increases endurance, flexibility, and eye-hand coordination.3. Brachiating develops kinesthetic awareness, which allows a child to know where their body is in space. Many structures […]

Benefits of Playgrounds

All children love a trip to the playground to explore, climb, run and jump! But did you know there are a lot of physical, educational, social, and cognitive benefits to playing outside too? The physical benefits of playgrounds One of the obvious benefits of playgrounds is their ability to challenge […]

Benefits Of Outdoor Winter Play!

With the chill of winter settling in, it is time to discuss the importance of outdoor play! Some adults associate cold winter weather with getting colds and illnesses. However, it is not exposure to the cold that cause these viruses. In fact, it’s likely to be increased exposure to poorly […]

Playground Grant Writing Tips

Applying for grants can be an overwhelming task if not adequately prepared. Northland’s 5-Step Plan will guide you through the necessary stages to development a seamless application experience. Our Project Manager has a wealth of experience assisting committees with their playground layouts, budget planning, sponsorship letters, presentations, marketing material, and […]