Virgin Media O2 gives kids a glimpse into the future with a connected playground experience that uses gigabit broadband and 5G mobile networks to power lights, sounds and interactive devices.
Connected Playground is a hybrid of traditional play and technology. The concept arose from research into parental perceptions of children’s play habits and the role of technology in child development.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of UK parents are worried their children aren’t getting enough outdoor stimulation, according to a survey. 7 in 10 (68%) think their kids need more tech-enabled playgrounds.
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As a result of this research, Virgin Media O2 acquired Islington’s Kings Square Gardens to create an outdoor play experience that promotes creativity, smart play and technology.
This playground fixture is upgraded with sensors and pressure pads to make it interactive. Includes climbing frame, swings, slides and climbing frame.
Each time you operate the playground equipment, the pitch and tempo of the song change, and you can hear it from the speakers scattered around the playground. After the kids complete the course, they can download the music track and take it home to listen to it again later.
Virgin Media O2 and Dallington Primary have teamed up to give children ages 6 to 9 the opportunity to express their creativity through musical play challenges.
Child psychologist and Channel 4 expert on The Secret Lives of 4- and 5-year-olds, Dr. Sam Wass, has scientific evidence that playing outdoors is beneficial for children’s mood and focus. emphasized. However, as a parent, it can be difficult to encourage your child to embrace digital play, as their child’s expectations and experiences are constantly changing. Mr Wass said: “New hybrid environments, such as Virgin Media O2’s Connected Playground, could help in the future encourage children to embrace technology in outdoor environments and provide them with the tools they need to think and play creatively.” there is.”
Gareth Malone (parent and star of The Choir) said his kids live in a world connected to gadgets and gizmos. “It’s the world they grew up in.” So it’s imperative that young people go out and play with passion for what they love. “Virgin Media O2’s Connected Playground is a great example. It uses elements of technology, lighting, sound and music to provide the sense of accomplishment that every child strives for in play. It is intriguing to see what can be done with
Via: Telecom TV
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