Importance of Indoor & Home Play Areas

Importance of Indoor & Home Play Areas

•By Dona. M(ECCE Specialist & Researcher) •10 minutes read

 

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 “Play is the work of the child ” -Maria Montessori

 

Today, we are so busy in attaining our financial goals. We always oversee what is vital for our children. In this growing world of technology, there are many advantages and as there are two faces of a coin. Similarly, the reality of this ever-increasing technology is a risk for young children. Children are more inclined towards the screen, increasing their screen time. These technologies, like computer systems, laptops, tablets, and smartphones hook children that eventually hinder their playtime. Play is fundamental for any child. Thus, creating a space that might help your children in investing more time at play is essential. Here are some of the benefits of the indoor play area:

1. Active and healthy kids: When children are involved in play regularly. They are pertained to develop both physically and emotionally. Thus, leading them to a healthy lifestyle. Active and healthy children are motivated and concentrate more on their academics. Indoor play areas help children live an active and healthy lifestyle.

 2. Creativity: Children explore while at play. They often imagine the real world and inculcate them in their role plays. Including different role play equipment in the play area will encourage them to be creative during play.

3. Social skills development: Children learn different aspects of life, such as sharing, winning, and losing, etc. They interact with their toys or friends, which helps them in gaining confidence.

4. Safety and Security: Children may not be able to play outdoors during summertime. Harsh sun raise can cause many different illnesses such as heat stroke, rashes, and various types of skin allergies. Thus, creating a play area indoors may also help children play safe. Also, parents do not have to worry about other safety issues as their children will be playing indoors.

5. Problem Solving: Children learn more when they solve their problems. Thus, playing independently may cause them to face different challenges. This playing independently might help your child in the future.

6. Speaking skills: When your child is indulged in playing, they frequently try to imitate you or other adults. These little dialogues with adults or with their toys can ultimately help them formulate better communication skills.

Thus, building an indoor play area with different role play equipment, small trampolines, ball pool, tunnels, bridges, and soft toys will keep your children busy, which will eventually help in decreasing their screen time. So, what are you waiting for?