1. What do you learn from playing ?
2. Do you prefer playing alone, or with / against friends?
3. Do people play enough in your country?
4. Does play time use to much energy?
5. Have you ever played in the rain?
6. Should schools have more playtime in the schedule?
7. Can you remember the first games you played?
8. What will playtime be like in the future?
The stereotypical modern playground — with its bright colors and rubberized flooring — is designed to be
US playground designers spent decades figuring out how to minimize risk: reducing heights, softening surfaces, and limiting loose parts. But now, some are experimenting with creating risk. A growing body of research has found that risky outdoor play is a key part of children’s health, promoting social interactions, creativity, problem-solving, and resilience.
Some communities are even experimenting with “adventure playgrounds,” a format with origins in World War II Denmark, where bomb sites became impromptu playgrounds. Filled with props like nails, hammers, saws, paint, tires, and wood planks, these spaces look more like junkyards than play spaces — and parents are often kept outside of the playground while children are chaperoned by staff. Now, that question of keeping children safe versus keeping children engaged is at the heart of a big debate in playground design.