DID YOU KNOW?
For children, play is an important factor of the healing process. Playgrounds like Willow Park allow children to come together, share their stories as they feel comfortable doing so, and find joyful moments together.
Willow Park will be packed with accessible emotional and behavioural elements to help children learn how to navigate the world around them in a way that they can understand and process. Playgrounds help children learn how to work in groups, share, negotiate, solve conflicts, and speak up for themselves when they need to.
Using the environment around them (with toys, props, equipment, and objects) children can articulate their thoughts, fears, and feelings more easily than through talking. Play also improves literacy. Starting from birth, children learn literacy through play and interactions. Through play, kids learn the foundation of how to structure communication. They get to practice back-and-forth conversation, even if they can’t speak, play allows them to communicate with one another through actions.