Playground markings are a great way to add activities, games, lessons and decoration to your playground, which will make your playground more attractive and useful, as well as save on set-up time. We make markings from pre-formed thermoplastic, which last a lot longer than paint and are available in 18 bright colours so that you can create an aesthetic, engaging environment. If you need playground markings in Devon, we’re here to help!
What makes playground markings so important for playgrounds?
Better safety precautions
Children love to blow off steam outside and we love to encourage this, as long as it’s done safely. Sometimes having lots of different games in one space can be hazardous, as children and equipment can collide. If you use playground markings to define what activities can be played where, you can reduce the risk of accidents. You can also use playground markings to direct the children (and adults) to the appropriate assembly areas in the event of an emergency.
Maintain an active lifestyle
It’s not always easy to be active but one way to encourage children to be more active is to give them activities that they will enjoy, like our fun playground markings or our sports playground markings. Setting up healthy habits for children – even as little as 2.5 hours a week – is important for reducing the risk of health complications in later life. The 2019/2020 study by the National Child Measurement Programme found that 21.4% of Reception children and 32.5% of Year Six children in Devon were overweight, obese or severely obese.
Mental health benefits
50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 so the more you can do when they are young, the better. For some children, this may mean greater assistance or making some accommodations but for day-to-day mental health care, one option is to encourage the children to get outside for some fresh air and activity. This has been shown to reduce stress levels, as well improve sleep, which will help them to cope a lot better. If your students struggle to communicate their feelings, you may find our Today I’m Feeling playground marking useful for enabling them to open up.
Recommended playground markings
Choose a variety of types
Whatever playground markings you choose, they will need to be age appropriate but it’s also a good idea to have a mix of educational, fun and active markings so that your playground can be used for lessons as well as playtime.
While the younger children are learning their numbers, the older children will be learning all about fractions so make it easier on them with our Fractions Circle playground marking. Give them the opportunity to practise their skills on a basketball court and have some fun games like Monkey Ball. We can also combine sports courts if you’re short on space.
We’re here to help you design the best possible playground so when it comes to getting playground markings in Devon, get in touch with our friendly team. We can’t wait to hear from you!