Most parents will agree that play (and sometimes rough play) is a part of childhood and so would hardly be disturbed by their child thoroughly enjoying his or herself on the nearest playground. Many will even further agree that a few minor cuts and bruises are to be expected and should not worry too much about the same. Still, even with acknowledging all of that, parents may also agree that serious injuries caused by harsh playground environments are a cause for concern. This is where soft playground surfaces are making all the difference.
With softer surfaces in playgrounds, children are less likely to suffer from devastating injuries and perhaps experience even less minor cuts and bruises. This is thanks in large part to no longer having a collision course with asphalt, concrete and other hard surfaces. Softer surfaces make playgrounds safer, and dare I say more fun, for children.