We have long understood that well-designed outdoor play areas are vital. The few hours children spend outdoors each week builds social and cognitive skills which help them to thrive. No matter the space available, our team knows how to create a place where children can grow.
Every type of playground feature needs to be designed right and built right. In our eyes, creating a unique playground that's bursting with opportunity includes the capability to do them all. That's why our playground range contains everything from Activity Frames through to educational numeracy & literacy play panels.
Children love the real hands-on experience of learning rhythm and sound. It enables them to express their feelings and communicate with one another.
These activities encourage children to express their musical skills, and develop co-ordination as they practice beats and keep rhythm with each other. Our Music Play items are often coupled together to form an interactive and inspiring music zone, but can easily be added to an existing play area as a creative extra.
“What was a dust bowl in the summer and a mud pit in the winter now looks like a show garden that is getting used on a daily basis.”
Children of all abilities and ages can join in together with outdoor musical activities. A wide range of traditional musical play instruments such as xylophones, bongos and chimes can be augmented by rain wheels, tongue drums and bell trees.
In fact, think back to one of the first ways you used music to memorise information… most likely the ABC Song. Using a simple tune, you were able to remember 26 different letters in order! In the same way other musical mnemonics include learning the days of the week, a telephone number, or the states and capitals through song melodies or chants.
There are no rules for musical improvisation, the focus is on creativity and expression. With this is mind there are no instruments as easy to learn as ours, yet they’re capable of making some very complex and beautiful music.
Interactive Music Panels
Our range of interactive musical panels include touch-sensitive activation switches with no moving parts, a waterproof speaker and easy-to-change long-life batteries.
Examples of our Musical Playground work
One particularly enriching activity is learning to play a musical instrument. There has long been a correlation between musical training and academic success.
Some of our Musical Playground projects
See just some of our playground projects that have incorporated musical play in their design.