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The Fun Rings are part of the Play Ribbons series that the office has developed and prototyped during a long process of research and development of play routes, playful circuits of events, for users of different ages and in different stages of physical & mental development. The Fun Rings encourage playful learning in a safe but challenging learning environment, fostering the development of physical, social, communicative and collaborative skills.
“Playful learning” is a whole-child approach to education that includes both unsupervised play and guided play. This type of learning takes place in what is called “playful learning environments”.
This type of learning has been found to be very effective because apart from promoting a state of low anxiety, it provides opportunities for completely new experiences and active engagement. It allows children to learn from peers and adults, building skills of communication and collaboration in a fun and entertaining way.
From a neuroscience point of view, “playful learning” can contribute to children’s ability to learn from previous experiences and build upon existing knowledge further enhancing cognitive skills. In order to maximize learning outcomes, this type of learning must bear five characteristics: joyful, meaningful, actively engaging, iterative and socially interactive, all found to facilitate the development and activation of interconnected brain processes in growing children and support their capacity to learn.
The Explorers Ribbon has been designed to become a playful learning environment for young kids ranging from 3 to 6 years old. We call this group “the explorers” hence the ring’s name. This Ring is tailor-made for a delicate stage in which kids usually develop motor skills to move freely through the space, climbing and desiring to go everywhere.
The craving to be like bigger kids usually produce low levels of physical risks which is important for them to experience in a controlled and safe way in order to learn from experience.
They are developing social and communicative skills and the “playful learning environment” needs to provide an effective platform for their interactions.
The Explorers Ribbon is composed by several games that will challenge the kids to exercise and develop their physical skills while discovering the space by themselves. Among those features we can find slides with a moderate height, tunnels to go through, jumping areas and safe swings. Also, in this ribbon there are games to practice their cognitive thinking such as giant abacus as well as some others games to practice fine motor skills.
The main inner structure is stainless steel frames and the finishing material is made with stainless steel sheets with a layer of fluorocarbon paint. Some of the features and equipment on top are done with fiberglass. This Fun Ring reaches a maximum height of 2820 mm.
The colors, play features and details of this project can be customized depending on the needs of the client and conditions of the site. The modifications will be done upon request.
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