This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
October is sensory awareness month which is why we're bringing a focus to accessible and inclusive playgrounds, playgrounds that allow children of all abilities to grow together with each other. No matter what your child's ability, Landscape Structures inclusive playgrounds are built to help children develop physical, cognitive, sensory, and social skills to foster life skills such as leadership, persistence, support, and empathy. More importantly, inclusive play goes beyond accessibility and addresses social equity amongst increasingly diverse social communities.
Since better awareness has led to an increase of inclusive playgrounds in our communities, you're sure to find an inclusive playground near you. In our community alone, we have four inclusive playgrounds within 20 minutes of our home. You can an inclusive playground near you by visiting:PlayLSI.com.com.
Here's a closer look at one of our kid's favorite accessible and inclusive playgrounds located in our neighboring community, Thousand Oaks, California.
Accessible and Inclusive Playgrounds by Landscape Structures
It's no surprise accessible and inclusive playgrounds have been popping up throughout communities nationwide. With society becoming more and more aware of our children's special needs, the desire to give our kids the best opportunity to thrive is more important now than ever.
But it's not just about creating an inclusive society for our children with disabilities. It's also about teaching empathy and support to the children who may not share the same disabilities, and to give our children a sense of companionship and affection from their peers.
Like many children, our kids' special needs may not always seem apparent. From the nutritional struggles of food allergies and the lack of body development and strength to the emotional struggles of simple Tourettes, inclusive playgrounds like the one at Oakbrook Neighborhood Park has helped our children build the confidence they need to succeed later in life. To become the thinkers, the dreamers, and the leaders of the future. And as you can see, our kids' favorite elements at the park are the various climbers, to help them soar to new heights.
This October, take the time to find an accessible and inclusive playground in your community and celebrate children of all abilities. Encourage your children to be the change and help support those in need and participate in inclusive play.