The playground is a very exciting and extremely fun place to go as a child. Remember waiting with anticipation for school to end to be free to be able to play in the park with friends for an hour before heading home? Those were the days….
Whether you want to know how playground equipment can benefit your children, how it’s made, or the different types of playground equipment available today, below are 5 fantastic YouTube videos with lots of great information regarding playground equipment. There’s some added entertainment value in there too!
1) Age Appropriate Playground Equipment
This useful video informs the viewer about the importance of age appropriate playground equipment. When playground equipment is created it is aimed at a specific age range. If a child tries to play on equipment designed for older children this could lead to injury.
Playgrounds should provide appropriate equipment for children whatever their age. The equipment designed specifically for certain age groups enable children to develop their social, emotional and physical skills at the right level. This video gives you an idea of what sort of playground equipment is appropriate at each stage in the child’s life.
2) Brand New Playground!
This longer video is perfect for getting a general overview of the various types of equipment you may find in a playground. The clip follows the opening of the brand new playground in Waukegan, Illinois, and then shows a compilation of video clips and still images of children enjoying the playground equipment.
You can get a great idea of the most popular types of playground equipment from this video, and the bright colours of the surroundings create a vibrant and exciting clip, despite its length.
3) Vintage Playground Equipment
If you ever wanted to take a step back in time and experience playground equipment from the 1960s, then you definitely need to visit Gotch Park in the USA, or alternatively, simply watch this clip!
This short home video walks you around a deserted playground that hasn’t been updated since its creation. This little treasure is nestled away in a remote location, and is mostly disused. It certainly looks like it’s travelled through time to more recent time; is an obscure park oasis surrounded by modernity.
4) So how is it Made?
Have you ever looked around in a playground and wondered just how everything is put together, and what guarantees there are that your child will be safe? This highly informative video shows some examples of popular playground equipment and how it is made.
The clip follows right from the putting together of the metal in the factory, to the adding of plastic and the treating of the paint (to ensure it doesn’t quickly fade). This video is very interesting, particularly if you enjoy seeing how things are manufactured.
5) Funny Playground Moments
This compilation video includes some of the funniest playground related home videos in the world. From adults on playground equipment, to completely random moments, these videos are definitely sure to make you laugh! Cleverly put together with smooth transitions and perfect accompanying music, this playground equipment video is nothing short of hilarious.
Above is a great mixture of modern, informative, and funny videos all focusing on playground equipment suppliers. Whether you wanted to know how playground equipment is put together, what it was like 50 years ago, or simply have a good laugh at some unfortunate playground events, these videos have it all!
Article by Natalie Moody
Video credits: JoGoEquipment, mdmaterials, Nels Olsen, Panos Egglezos and giggs11amazing.