5 to 12 years
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.
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Play Areas for Children 5 to 12 Years Old
We have an extensive selection of commercial playground equipment designed specifically for school-age children ranging from 5 to 12 years old. At this age children are rapidly learning and building their skills. Developmentally they are moving towards more complex play and require increased levels of physical challenges to remain occupied. They are constantly refining their fine and gross motor skills, coordination, balance and strength. School aged children will now have highly developed socialization skills and in turn they start to find creative ways to incorporate play elements into activities such as competitions, or imaginative and elaborate games. Their space should provide both physical and mental challenges to keep the older children occupied, engaged and out of trouble.
Some examples of age appropriate equipment for a 5 to 12 year old child are:
- Arch climbers
- Chain or cable walks
- Freestanding climbing events with flexible parts
- Ladders – Horizontal, Rung, and Step
- Overhead rings
- Merry-go-rounds and spinning equipment
- Spiral slides more than one 360° turn
- Swings – belt and rotating tire
- Track rides
- Vertical sliding poles
- Sports Equipment
Why Choose Adventure Playground Systems?
Our commercial grade playground equipment for children 5 to 12 years old is 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 biggest 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.