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Inclusion - participation by all in an inclusive playground.
 

 

Me2 - Creating Inclusion in Communities Through Play

The Me2 Program was developed to serve as an education resource for communities that are planning, creating, or revitalizing outdoor play environments to be focused on inclusion. Playgrounds founded in the princicples of inclusion make a fundamental statement about how communities value meaningful play experiences for people of all ages and abilities. The 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design™ create universally designed play environments that increase the "playability," or inclusion, of people of diverse abilities, age, race, gender, ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic status.

 

Principles of Inclusive Play:

  • Principle 1: Be Fair
  • Principle 2: Be Included
  • Principle 3: Be Smart
  • Principle 4: Be Independent
  • Principle 5: Be Safe
  • Principle 6: Be Active
  • Principle 7: Be Comfortable

 

 

2PlayTogether - Fostering Friendships Through Inclusion and Play

2PlayTogether offers a valuable resource striving to make a difference in inclusion-centered playground play and creating communities that care through character education. This resource equips programmers with tips and activities that will promote play, understanding, and fun between children with and without disabilities.

 

Designing inclusive play environments that meet the 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design™ is a critical first step to provide the foundation for inclusive play to occur. Teaching or facilitating children about how they can successfully play together can be just as important. Taking inclusive play to the next level by educating children about similarities and differences supports character education initiatives while further ensuring meaningful play for children of all abilities outdoors. You will know your efforts toward inclusion have been successful when children of all abilities freely play with each other independently and by choice.

 

 

 

   

Me2 & 2Play Together are two of our guides focused on creating environments for inclusive play.Inclusive Play Program Book(s)

Are you interested in the value that inclusion brings? For more information on bringing Inclusive Play to your facility, contact us.

 

 

Request information to help design your inclusive play space.

 

Our inclusive playground national demonstration sites illustrate best practices for creating inclusive play spaces.Featured Projects of Distinction

 

Everybody's Treehouse Germantown TN >>

 

A Dream Come True Harrisburg VA >>

 

 

 

 

Resources & Partners

Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities

 

National Lekotek Center

 

link - InclusivePlaygrounds.org highlights options for creating inclusion through play experiences, including inclusive playground design.

More resources for Inclusive Play

Inclusive Play Executive Summary >>

A brief overview of our inclusion-based programs, outlining what you can expect to gain from each. There is also information on our National Demonstration Site program where site that exhibit all of the recommended elements of inclusion are recognized as a leader in promoting inclusive play experiences.

 

 

Words on Play >>

Words on Play is a resource guide explaining the various benefits to play in the development of children. This summary provides a brief overview of the information found in the Words On Play guidebook and companion DVD.

 

Click here to request our inclusive play programs.

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