Playscapes are basically designed to offer a natural feel to an artificial environment. One of the most important aspects of these environments is that they are safe. They do not feature any sharp edges or long heights that may cause accidents and injuries to children.
They are made in such a way that they encourage participation. Children that would otherwise stay at the periphery and watch others engage in games are brought closer to the action and motivated to join the rest in fun and games. This helps in promoting social skills.
The open spaces allow children to participate in more physical games and this ultimately promotes better physical health. It is also important to note that such areas are built to encourage teacher and parent supervision. It allows families to develop better bonds because everyone can contribute in the games.