Playground Equipment For 2 to 5 Year Old Children
Child development experts and parents agree play is an essential part of childhood. Outdoor play areas can help children develop physically, emotionally, socially,and intellectually. However children of different ages have dramatically different needs for developmentally appropriate play experiences. Having separate play areas marked by signage indicating each age-appropriate area is strongly recommended by industry standards. Guidelines have been created by organizations such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) to help make America’s play areas developmentally appropriate, more enjoyable, and safer for all children.
Little Adventurers aged 2 to 5 years old are also referenced as preschool aged children. They are new to the playground and will require an area of their own that is physically challenging but sized just for them. Play areas should offer challenges such as ramps, tunnels and slides but should not exceed a 60” height. Play activities that promote socialization and fine motor skills are a must for this age group. Consider including both themed and fine motor based activity panels to enhance those skills. Adult supervision is extremely important for safe play at this age. Play areas should have good line of sight from all angles.
Age appropriate equipment for a 2 to 5 year old child are:
- Certain climbers
- Horizontal ladders less than or equal to 60” high (ages 4 to 5 only)
- Rung ladders
- Single file step ladders
- Tricycle Tracks
- Belt Swings & Bucket Swings (2-4 years)
- Sand & Water Tables
- Spiral slides up to 360°
- Spring riders
- Crawl Tunnels
- Activity panels that promote fine motor skills
- Themed activity panels that promote fantasy play
Why Choose Adventure Playground Systems?
Our Commercial Playground equipment for children 2 to 5 years old are designed to encourage child development as well as promote best practices in outdoor play and learning. Adventure Playground Systems manufactures using the highest quality materials that provide maximum safety and durability for your little Adventurers. In addition each of our products meets or exceeds all CPSC, ASTM and ADA guidelines.
Adventure Playground Systems has been a leading manufacturer in the commercial playground industry for more than 20 years. Serving Texas and beyond — our commercial-grade playgrounds are known for their quality, durability and innovation. We offer a wide range of playground designs— including custom solutions — so we’re sure to have the perfect pieces for your playground, park, school or recreation space.
Contact Adventure Playground Systems Today
If you’re ready to start planning your next park project, contact Adventure Playground Systems by calling us at 1.888.935.2112 or filling out our online contact form. Our friendly team of Adventure Play Experts are happy to offer their expert advice and suggestions to find the commercial play equipment that is right for you. We can guide you through the purchase every step of the way, so you get the park or playground area you’ve always dreamed of.