Activity wall panels are an excellent source of sensory play and social engagement for kids of all ages. With a range of activities targeting skills from physical and creative to cognitive and social, each play panel provides a fun way for children to learn together. Little Tikes Commercial playground activity panels are geared toward a variety of kids, offering fun entertainment and learning opportunities for everyone from toddlers to older children.
Browse our dynamic line of playground activity panels and learn more about the benefits!
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- What are Activity Panels?
- Types of Activity Play Panels Available
- The Benefits of Activity Wall Panels For Your Playground
- Nurture Learning with Playground Activity Panels
- Value of Play Panels for Children with Disabilities
- Why Choose Sensory Panels from Little Tikes Commercial
- Developmental Benefits of Activity Panels
- Get Activity Panels Today
What are Activity Panels?
Activity panels, also known as playground learning walls, are designed to provide a developmentally stimulating experience for children as they play. They incorporate fun elements, bright colors, and interesting textures along with challenging concepts, resulting in playtime that’s engaging and educational.
Playground Activity panels are a natural and exciting way for children to play together. Even very young children will find it an organic way to make friends and collaborate with others as they solve problems and discover how each activity panel works. Creativity and imagination are often sparked by both solo and team play, giving kids the chance to learn and grow together.
Types of Activity Play Panels Available
Little Tikes Commercial offers an extensive selection of interactive play wall panels perfect for use in schools, playgrounds, neighborhoods, and more. Each of our activity wall panels is accessible, as part of our mission to create inclusive playgrounds that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages and abilities. We encourage inclusive play and help foster a welcoming environment for everybody. Some of our interactive panels are designed specifically for the visually impaired, such as Braille panels.
Our learning walls are designed to be social spaces that encourage teamwork, imagination, and creativity. We want kids to have fun while they’re learning! Options include:
Math and science themed panels
We’ve created a range of activity play panels that focus on introducing kids to foundational math and science concepts. As they play with a life-size thermometer wall, practice using a steel abacus, or learn the basics of heat index and wind chill, they’ll develop an understanding of these concepts framed in an atmosphere of fun.
Sound and music activity panels
Sensory activity wall panels give children a chance to interact with musical concepts on the playground. They can develop an ear for sound and experience sensory development through regular play activities.
Cognitive activity panels
From sign language and clock panels to memory and matching activities, our panels offer plenty of opportunities for cognitive development. Kids can sharpen their critical thinking and cognitive awareness through solo or group play.
Each of our panels offer a textured experience for their young users, helping kids develop sensory awareness and become engaged with the world around them. Some of our panels are specifically geared toward this sensory experience, designed with children’s tactile experience in mind. These may be perfect for kids who need to become more in tune with their senses, or for children with disabilities.
THE BENEFITS OF ACTIVITY WALL PANELS FOR YOUR PLAYGROUND
Children thrive on social interaction and engagement, which is why outdoor play can be so crucial to their development. Activity wall panels help drive learning and cognitive development in children as they take a break from physical play.
Sensory wall panels can make your playground more fun and appealing to kids of all ages. Children will have a blast when they interact with hands-on play panels and can do many things when they explore movement and sound. Activity panels are an excellent addition to your playground area due to their versatility. If you have limited space, you can group activity panels in a small area or add them directly to a wall on your playground.
NURTURE LEARNING WITH PLAYGROUND ACTIVITY PANELS
In addition to tactile stimulation, play panels from Little Tikes Commercial offer:
- Auditory stimulation: When children play with play panels such as sound and music activity panels, their nervous systems are encouraged to process sounds. When using sound as a sensory integration tool for therapy, panels can encourage children to recover or develop verbal skills. Music wall panels from Little Tikes Commercial are excellent tools to provide auditory stimulation to those with autism, hearing impairments, ADHD, and auditory processing disorders.
- Visual stimulation: Vision plays a significant role in the way people learn and think. Sensory panels can give children a visual boost, hold their attention, and encourage motivation. Mirror panels help kids hold their own gaze and develop hand-eye coordination, depth perception, and ocular motor control.
VALUE OF PLAY PANELS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Sensory panels such as mirror panels boost children’s confidence and stimulate their senses. When engaging in a range of different play patterns, children of all ages and abilities can benefit from meaningful, inclusive play experiences. This includes:
- ADA Visual: Mirror panels and other sensory activity panels from Little Tikes Commercial are designed to stimulate thought process development.
- ADA Cognitive: When children engage with mirror panels, their capacity for thought development is stimulated and their understanding of cause and effect is enhanced.
WHY CHOOSE SENSORY PANELS FROM LITTLE TIKES COMMERCIAL?
Little Tikes Commercial has been dedicated to designing learning-driven playground equipment for three decades. Our commitment to safety and quality has earned us a reputation as one of the industry’s leading suppliers of playground equipment. Other reasons to choose us as your play panel supplier include:
- We are ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 certified because we believe in environmentally responsible manufacturing processes for all our playground equipment.
- We offer industry-leading warranties because we believe in the integrity and quality of our products.
- We ensure our playground equipment lasts for years to come with anti-corrosion coatings, anti-pinch features and non-toxic materials that stand up to mold and decay.
- We meet or exceed all relevant safety standards set by CSA, EN, CPSC and ASTM. We also partner with many of these organizations to write safety standards and regulations.
Developmental Benefits of Activity Panels
Playground activity panels are more than just fun toys — they offer many developmental benefits for kids of all ages. By using these play systems, children can:
Whether they’re learning strategy with tic-tac-toe, practicing the alphabet, or discovering the wonder of the solar system, each outdoor activity panel is a learning experience for children.
Many of our panels offer creative problem-solving opportunities in which kids have to implement critical thinking and an out-of-the-box approach to play. Others bring kids to an imaginative world, such as the bow of a ship or an animal corral. These play panels give kids an opportunity to let their imaginations fly and play make-believe.
As they discover how to use an activity panel, kids can collaborate, and solve problems. Even young kids can enjoy building social skills and developing key abilities such as sharing, waiting turns, and communicating what they want.
Activity panels teach kids that learning doesn’t have to be boring! Each of our play structures is designed to be enjoyable, engaging, and bright, encouraging kids to associate classroom concepts with fun playtime experiences.
Request a Quote from Little Tikes Commercial Today
If you’re interested in incorporating outdoor activity panels into your playground, feel free to contact us today. We’d be happy to answer any questions and help you design the custom fit for your space. Little Tikes Commercial offers leasing and financing options to help make our products as affordable as possible. This affordability never comes at the cost of quality — each of our custom playgrounds is expertly engineered and designed to last.
To learn more about our pricing, simply request a quote and we’ll get back to you promptly with more information.