This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
In Arizona we have year round park weather so my daughters play outside often. We live by quite a few nice public parks and our very favorite is the City of Chandler’s Tumbleweed park. The Landscape Structures playground has swings, climbing structures, slides and more for children of all ages. My oldest daughter has grown up playing at this park and now she loves playing with her younger sister there too. Playgrounds are a place for play but it’s also where important learning takes place for all ages. The importance of play is recognized and why we prioritize time to visit the park for playtime.
University of Minnesota’s Institute of Childhood Development partnered with Landscape Structures to determine how playtime develops the whole child including leadership and social skills, problem solving, and the value of persistence. My daughters are over six years apart and watching them grow together has been nothing short of incredible. Baby sister shadows her big sister and truly wants to do everything she does. While big sister doesn’t always appreciate it, I am a happy momma watching as she teaches her. Little does she know, she is learning too by playing with her little sister.
The Tumbleweed Park is our top choice for play when we have a few hours of unscheduled time during the week.
Our oldest daughter loved to swing when she was younger. She still loves to swing but now she also loves to swing with her sister.
Playtime is so important for building confidence and self esteem.
Knowing that her baby sister is always watching, our oldest daughter is setting an amazing example. The six year age gap was something I worried about but they are very close and enjoy playing together. We are raising strong confident girls and their playtime is a very important piece of that growth.
Landscape Structures makes finding a park appropriate for families with different aged children easy. Big sister can’t wait until they can both ride bikes together at the playground.
For now she’ll be working on mastering the rock climbing wall so she can be just like her big sister.
Do you recognize the importance of play too?