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 Slide Machine has been designed to become a exciting playful environment for youngsters ranging from 3 to 24+ years old. This ring is an exception to the rule since it is not thought for a specific group age, instead, it contains all type of slides ranging from low difficulty, for young kids and even babies, to high difficulty, for teenagers and more daring young adults.
It is a place where everyone plays together, parents, teenagers, youngsters and kids alike, creating an environment of great value for the family.
The Slide Machine is basically composed of 8 different slides of all possible heights and difficulties. The very basic one is for small kids with only a few steps to reach its top and then slide down through the tilted surface, while the most advance one is a 3-level structure, always ensuring a safe way up securing the climbing areas with mesh and soft surfaces, to then slide down in curved, straight or sometimes revolving trajectories.
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 6120 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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