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There is a worry in society that kids are forgetting how to play. Many fear that they have grown too accustomed to using smartphones and other gadgets for entertainment purposes and that this means they don’t know what to do when they get time outdoors. Many children don’t get the chance to play outdoors at home for safety fears, so it is essential that schools really take the lead during break times and strive hard to ensure that they give children an enriching play experience. You can help achieve this by improving your playground with thermoplastic line marking or playground markings.

Zoning

Zoning can really improve a playground. Creating different zones for different activities means that children can play the way they want to in their own specific zone without worry about what else is happening around them. For instance, you could use our line marking paint for car parks and other surfaces to create a zone specifically for ball play. This creates an area where children can play ball games without having to worry about disturbing others. They will be able to play to their heart’s content without the fear of play being stopped because they have hit someone. Other kids, meanwhile can get on with exactly what they want to do as well.

Set up games

Using line markings on the playground can also be a great help in setting up games. For instance, painting hopscotch, road markings, grid games or even courts for playing specific sports directly onto the playground could encourage the kids to start playing games all by themselves as well as saving you time and chalk. Kids naturally want to play and if you provide them with the means to do so, they will take full advantage. Since play is often linked to good behaviour within school time, it is certainly in your best interests to ensure you are providing every possible opportunity.

If you are interested in sprucing up your playground with some markings, give us a call. We are more than happy to discuss your needs and can offer advice to help you make your playground somewhere that your kids will love.