It’s amazing to watch children learn new skills and enjoy the pure act of physical play. It’s extremely important that playtime is implemented in their daily schedule. Here are a few of the benefits beyond the simple fun of it.
1. Play builds confidence and imagination.
Through physical activity, children are given the chance to try new things, conquer their fears and build their confidence. It’s been proven that when a child is physically active and successful in their movements, they show higher levels of self-esteem and a great sense of accomplishment, according to a piece by Rae Pica, a movement education consultant in Earlychildhood News.
2. Play develops key motor and athletic skills.
Kids will develop and grow without even realizing it! When they touch their toes, they learn about co-ordination, balance and spatial relationships. When they play with a ball, they strengthen their fine-motor skills. And when they dance, they learn about rhythm and move to the beat.
3. Play with others teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Children get to interact with each other in a social, non-competitive environment. It doesn’t matter if they win or lose – it’s about working together and trying their best.
4. Play can build strong bonds between parents and children.
When parents or caregivers demonstrate jumping jacks, show kids how to throw a bumpy ball, and or lead a boisterous sing-along with their kids, not only are kids learning crucial physical skills, they’re also clocking more quality time interacting with those adults. Parents, too, are more engaged in their children’s lives. When parents are actively playing with their child instead of simply observing, this really allows them to understand what their child loves most: Is it the sing-along, the soccer game, or the somersault? That’s important information.
5. Play makes kids happy.
As many experts will tell you, play is like children’s work. Play allows children to socialize, develop, and learn new skills–while learning about themselves and others. They are able to develop a daily routine that doubles as the perfect start to a healthy, active lifestyle (all without even realizing it!).
At Bouncetown, we aim at making sure your child or children have tons of fun. Your children will get to interact with others and play all at the same time. Bouncetown is a 10,000 square feet indoor fun center featuring giant inflatables and climbing structures. We specialize in supervised private parties, playdates, mom’s groups, open play and special events. Kids as well as adults will love bouncing, sliding and climbing on our licensed equipment. Bouncetown has provided a clean, safe environment for your children of all ages. Our staff is awesome and aim at making your visit a memorable and successful one.
Come on out and have lots of Bounce! We can be reached at 610-756-1043. We can be found on Facebook (Bouncetown, Inc), Instragram (bouncetowninc), Twitter (bouncetownpa). Our website is www.bouncetowninc.com.