Kids hang out at Al­fred Cove play­ground

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GOOD­START Early Learn­ing Al­fred Cove is en­cour­ag­ing kids to have safe play through the open­ing of a new na­ture play­ground.

The play­ground in­cludes mon­key bars, climb­ing ap­pa­ra­tus, tun­nel, bridge, yarn­ing cir­cle, large bat and space to sit and rest.

Cen­tre di­rec­tor Lor­raine Knight said the idea of the na­ture play­ground was to up­date their play space as it was look­ing worn and tired.

“From start to fin­ish, from the pro­posal to the fi­nal piece of equip­ment be­ing placed, it was some­thing like 18 months,” she said. “With the na­ture play­ground, it is a calm­ing en­vi­ron­ment with the nat­u­ral colours but also some­where the chil­dren can chal­lenge them­selves, prob­lem solve, es­ti­mate and learn re­silience.

“The chil­dren can ex­per­i­ment phys­i­cally by us­ing the new equip­ment for both up­per and lower-body strength.

“Be­ing out­doors also stim­u­lates the brain; there­fore it pre­pares them to con­tin­u­ously learn.”

The play­ground will be of­fi­cially opened on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 from 10am to 2pm, when it will be free and open to the com­mu­nity.

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