The Benefits of Natural Playgrounds

 

Real play. Real results. Really bright futures.

Natural Playgrounds have many Benefits

At Bienenstock, we believe that children need more natural playgrounds allowing for real play in green spaces that offer full sensory experiences for every child of every ability. That belief is at the core of everything we do and everything we offer.

We want to improve outcomes for your teachers, parents and children. That’s why our work is evidence-based, and results driven. Among the many benefits, natural playgrounds are proven to increase time spent playing, engage all senses and reduce bullying, aggressive behaviours and serious injury rates.

Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to have a universally accessible playground that connects kids to nature, while also promoting optimal child development in schools, and child-care facilities. Let’s work together to design and build a natural play environment that will support your core offering to students and parents.

The Benefits of Natural Playgrounds Speak for Themselves

Increased Test Scorces

Increased Test Scorces

Language & STEM scores increase directly in proportion to contact with nature.

Reduced Injuries

Reduced Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are lower in sensory rich, natural environments when compared to plastic post and platform playgrounds.

Mental Well-Being

Mental Well-Being

Improved Mental Well-Being in Students, Coupled with a Reduction in Stress & Anxiety.

Calming Spaces

Calming Spaces

Nature possesses relaxing qualities, offering a serene and calming environment for children.

Sensory Engagement

Sensory Engagement

Increase in Full-Sensory Engagement & Optimized Child Development.

Improved Skills & Decisions

Improved Skills & Decisions

Improve their fine and gross motor skills & empower them to make relatively low risk decisions.

Decrease in Aggressive Behavior

Decrease in Aggressive Behavior

Vandalism, aggressive behaviour, and bullying rates are all reduced in direct proportion to the amount of tree canopy and contact with nature. The more green, the better the result.

Imaginative & Creative Play

Imaginative & Creative Play

Exposure to natural environments improves children's cognitive development by improving their awareness, reasoning and observational skills.

Sensory Engagement & Connection to Nature

Sensory Engagement & Connection to Nature

Sensory Engagement & And Life Long Connection to Nature for Optimized Child Development.

Accessibility For All

Accessibility For All

Equal Access for All no matter the Abilities, Removing Barriers and Allow All to Enjoy the Benefits of Nature.

Environmental Awareness

Environmental Awareness

Increase in Environmental Stewardship in Children & Parents.

Boost Self Esteem in Children

Boost Self Esteem in Children

Increase children's confidence, self esteem & improve focus.

Nature Based Solutions for Our Children

Connection to Nature is not a problem we have to solve it is the solution to the most challenging problems that we face in society today

The Natural Solution

Can Nature Comply?