Toys, Indoor Playground, Ball Pool, Sand Pit & Water Play
Apart from a ball pool, sand pit and plunge pool, Universal is the first school in India to have a dedicated indoor playground (aka jungle gym) in its play area.
Apart from the fact that kids are exuberant, carefree and energized when they are engaged in an activity, the developmental benefits a well-furnished and comprehensive play area are:
- Life lessons: When children are engaged in play, they are presented with certain situations, interactions and challenges. As they develop competencies in these areas, they are honing the same social, mental and physical skills they’ll need in other aspects of life.
- Mental development: Play helps the child successfully develop valuable skills such as imagination, creativity, abstract thinking, empathy, co-operation, problem-solving, confidence, self-esteem and social and language skills
- Physical fitness: Traditional school playgrounds & organised PE sessions all encourage predictable forms of play and interaction, often following rules. Universal’s dynamic play area encourages kids to be creative and participate in “exploratory” play, role-playing and other imaginative activities
- All round development: Children who regularly engage in active play are more likely to be happy, physically fit and possess superior verbal and social skills — all traits that will serve them later in life. By providing a comprehensive play zone, Universal doesn’t just providing a fun and exciting play environment, but also helps them grow into better-adjusted and healthier young adults.
All childrens’ toys in Universal are imported and of the Early Learning Centre (ELC) or Ikea make – all of them meet and exceed all British, American and European standards for toy safety.
We ensure toys are free from hazards of choking, free of toxic substances such as Phthalates or PVC, fire-retardant, free from sharp edges/points that could cut/puncture a child’s skin and with movable parts designed in way to prevent fingers from being jammed.
All outdoor play-areas are covered by lead-free kid-safe and fire-retardant FieldTurf-branded artificial grass.