Playground equipment helps children develop a variety of physical skills. Swinging helps with balance, fine motor skills (gripping the chain), gross motor skills (pumping the legs to swing higher), coordination, and teaches the brain to make sense of speed and direction. Climbing helps children build body awareness, learn directions like up, down, left, and right, and develop gross motor skills. Playing on overhead equipment helps children build fine and gross motor skills, practice little movements (gripping the bar) as well as big movements (swinging), and develop coordination.
Popular playground equipment like slides, swings, climbers, and other equipment helps children develop their agility, speed, strength, balance, and coordination. Overall, playground equipment is an effective tool for building fine motor skills, coordination, sense of balance, physical and strength.