CJ Steering the Ship, Age 2
Question: Where was the first playground built in the United States?
Answer: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Did you know that Maria Montessori was one of many thinkers whose research on education and play was instrumental in the development of playgrounds? Research shows that playgrounds help children develop social skills, improve motor skills, and foster self-esteem. Present day playgrounds are designed to encourage imaginative and interactive play. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provides oversight on playground safety and design.
Photo Credit: Charmin Roundtree-Baaqee