If you haven’t heard about the Buddy Bench trend, you’re missing out on a great way to encourage friendship and compassion on your next playground project. The original concept came from Europe a few years ago, and has quickly gained popularity in America.
The concept behind the Buddy Bench is that a child who is feeling, lonely, sad, or just bad in general, can go sit on the bench. The other children are taught that when someone sits on that bench, that means that they would like some help or compassion from others. So, once children are aware of this, they will jump at the opportunity to reach out to their fellow student and offer a hand to their fellow student in distress.
Playground Outfitters offers more customizations on this Buddy Bench than any other competitor and we are proud to carry a product that promotes such compassion and empathy on the playground.