My recent post about the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, coupled with feedback and comments from various Kiwi Play Safe supporters, has made me reconsider the remit of this project. I had intended to focus solely on the need to fence playgrounds aimed primarily at younger children: toddlers and preschoolers. However, I’ve grown to realise that access to safe public spaces affects a far broader group of parents and caregivers.
I’ve since edited my About page and Frequently Asked Questions page to better reflect a slightly broadened scope, and now I want to clearly acknowledge that there is a wide variety of people who would benefit from an increased number of fenced playgrounds through New Zealand. Examples include:
- parents and caregivers of multiple young children (both parents of twins or triplets, and parents with young children at various ages);
- in-home caregivers who typically supervise two to four young children;
- parents of children with special needs
- disabled parents and caregivers;
- pregnant parents and caregivers; and
- grandparents supervising their grandchildren (either formally or informally).
Please let me know if you think I have missed any other relevant stakeholders.
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