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<br /> KOMPAN PLAY INSTITUTE<br /> THE MORE THRILLING<br /> PLAYGROUND<br /> Informed by Older Children<br /> The Cliff Rider combines thrilling heights<br /> with the feeling of gliding through the air, two<br /> thrilling activities<br /> Jeanette Fich Jespersen, Head of the<br /> KOMPAN Play Institute<br /> Why thrill in playgrounds?<br /> Free range kids may be an extinct species.<br /> Research shows that a combination of urban-<br /> ization and parental risk averseness results<br /> in restricted ranges of mobility for even older<br /> children today. Today’s risk averseness is vis-<br /> ible in many public playgrounds, being dulled<br /> down in fear of litigation. Swings and other<br /> wild movements are left out when planning.<br /> Spinning equipment is bolted down to prevent<br /> it from rotating1!<br /> Play scientists fear that this trend causes even<br /> more physical inactivity, and may even cause<br /> emotional conditions such as anxiety2.<b<a title="KPI KOMPAN Thrilling Play white paper page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/8d51c5ab?page=1"> KOMPAN PLAY INSTITUTE </a> <a title="KPI KOMPAN Thrilling Play white paper page 2" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/8d51c5ab?page=2"> The Cliff Rider combines thrilling heights with t</a> <a title="KPI KOMPAN Thrilling Play white paper page 3" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/8d51c5ab?page=3"> On Location Play Thrill: Fear of Falling After th</a> <a title="KPI KOMPAN Thrilling Play white paper page 4" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/8d51c5ab?page=4"> Working groups: Hjallese School, Odense KOMPAN Pl</a>