Progress through Play
The Progress through Play Project includes a new playground and a rebuilding of the skating rink/basketball court. Playground equipment has changed a lot over the years. This new equipment can have a positive impact on treatment. More importantly, it provides a safe place for kids to have fun!
This image depicts the proposed design of the central playground.
Off to the sides will be swings and synchro spinners. If you don’t know what a synchro spinner is, you’re missing something great. By leaning in or out on the spinner, kids control the speed. The syncho spinner can accomodate up to two children allowing for the fun of either individual or social, cooperative play.
With a variety of surfaces where kids can climb and swing and slide, they never have to know that they’re building spacial awareness along with upper body strength and coordination. Complex shapes fuel the imagination and creativity. Space to play more quietly or to simply hang out is provided by the PlayShell Trough on the right as well as in spaces created naturally under the slides and platforms.
Complimenting the playground, and geared toward older children and teens, the skating rink and basketball court provides for both individual and team play. Building social skills and learning how to cooperate are treatment goals of many of our students. But just as important, these recreational activities are safe ways for kids to direct excess energy and emotion.
While we probably won’t ever go so far as to say, “Treatment is fun,” learning how to enjoy, breaking patterns of struggle, being physically active are important parts of the journey. Help kids make Progress through Play with your gift!
Click here to give online or call Stephanie Miller at (907) 346-2101. Donations may also be mailed to Alaska Children’s Services, 4600 Abbott Road, Anchorage, AK 99507. Please note “Progress through Play” on your check.