Get garden ready for summer: 5 learning through play equipment ideas for your garden

Posted by Michael MOE, 15 June, 2021


Finally, the sun is here! So, with sunshine on our mind we’re busy thinking about getting our gardens ready for a summer of family fun! And what better way to encourage little ones to get outdoors in the fresh air than by providing them with some action-packed, EYFS inspired equipment, all designed to be sturdy, creative and to help children learn? At MOE’s Outdoor Play Equipment and Learning Garden Solutions, we firmly believe that play is a crucial part of every child’s early development: it’s no secret that keeping young minds busy with play helps not only with their academic potential, but also encourages them to develop language and communication skills, social skills, cognitive development and problem-solving skills. With that at the forefront of MOE’s ethos, we’ve strived to make every piece of our play equipment accessible and enjoyable for ALL children, including those who may need a little extra help with physical or social challenges.

So, hand’s up, who’s ready to turn their garden into an EYFS-focused summer extravaganza? If so, then you need to know about these 5 learning through play equipment ideas for your garden…

Low Height Sand and Water Tray: Our low height sand and water tray is the perfect addition to your garden for babies and toddlers and is designed to be filled with both sand and water so that little hands can get busy exploring different textures and materials. It’s easy to clean (parenting essential) and comes with a handy lid so that you can leave it set up all year round. We also have the taller Sand and Water Tray: Exactly the same but with longer legs for when your little ones are not quite so little anymore. Psst: don’t tell the kids, but we have as much fun with these tables as they do!

Early Years Outdoor Wooden Teepee Playhouse: Here’s an outdoor learning opportunity perfect for creating imaginative and endless play! We’ve designed it as a blank canvas so that you can add your own touches to it, whether its cushions to turn it into a relaxing reading pod, or planters to create a living wall, there’s no limit to where your child’s imagination can go with this sustainable, handcrafted, pressure treated timber wonder.

Climbing Frame Outdoor Playset: Hold onto your hats for this amazing addition to your summer ready outdoor learning area! Our wooden climbing frame playset is a multi-level structure that promises play, learning, strength and balance building plus plenty of scope for imagination all year round. Standard features include a slide, rock wall and cave, and additional fun can be added on such as a rope wall and monkey bars. This is physical and imagination development at its adventure best!

See-Through Discovery Planter: It’s the perfect time of year to explore all things nature and science, and our beautiful Perspex planter is designed with mini gardeners and small scientists in mind. They’ll have hours of fun watching how soil provides a home both above and below ground for all kinds of plants and wildlife, and while they’re getting a glimpse into this usually-hidden world, they’ll also be learning about nature, life-cycles and, that all-important skill, patience!

Wooden Loose Parts Set (Construction & Building Blocks): Durable and suitable for all weathers (essential with all this unpredictable rain and wind catching us out when we least expect it), our handcrafted, super fun wooden loose parts set comes with a host of shapes and oversized building blocks to keep children busy picking up a heap of EYFS-based skills. Cognitive development, maths skills, imagination, problem-solving: your child will be learning all of this and more while playing with this wonderful set.

Whether you’re starting your EYFS inspired, summer ready garden from scratch, revamping your existing area, or just want to add some hugely interactive, good quality equipment to the garden equation, get in touch with MOE today to find out how we can help. We’re easy to find: just pop us an email at [email protected] , call us on 01277 297001, or have a look online at our vast range of adventure inspiration: we love to help make those garden dreams a reality!

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