Jambette's themed playgrounds and the concept of morality in children
When children play in a Jambette playground they learn act and discover.
In the midst of all this learning about relationships, negotiation and potential conflict resolution, the child begins to gain a clearer understanding of the concepts of right and wrong, and of respect. Game rules, in addition to the rules of society and the values espoused in his community are heard, sometimes questioned, and integrated. The child works through them within an established framework to which he must conform. The limits of each player and the game itself are understood and accepted. For the good of others and for his own good, the child demonstrates self-control and morality.
Morality in children differs in every age group because the brain matures slowly. For example, between the ages of three and seven the child begins to play “make-believe”, a very important symbolic game in child development. When he plays in a themed playground such as : The Forest Safari, The Space Adventure or The Whale Expedition, children begin to show signs of empathy-based morality by controlling emotions and gestures that might be perceived as hurtful. Around the age of six, children are able to play games with rules, use their social skills in this context, wait their turn, follow instructions and respect other players.
Children learn through play ! This is why Jambette develops and designs play equipment that promotes the child's social and moral development. To learn more about how play contributes to every aspect of child development, download our Clever Little Guide to Getting Children Out to Play .