Keywords: child, public place, affordance, ambiance, playground
The child is considered as a human being in progress (Djelepy, 1952) and as a social element in continuous training. He uses the public place which is an urban space often dedicated to the adults. He watches them, follow them and this restricts the activities of these small users. Gradually, our cities lived various social and urban transformations. The playground which is developed around a recent concept appears in various forms and places such as gardens, leisure parks, rest areas, camp sites, schools or green spaces. This work directed us to question the relationship between learning, physical development, social connections and the design of the playgrounds? Does the playground in its various physical and sensitive components impact the different activities of the child, his development and his creativity?