Why Having Indoor Play is so Important for Children
Times may have changed, but the business of being a kid has not. As the world has got more complicated, schedules have gotten busier and our lives have become more complex, one thing always stays the same: kids need to play!
Indoor Playgrounds Int’l designs, manufactures, and installs a wide range of play systems, and one of the most popular parts of our catalog is the one devoted to safe custom indoor playgrounds. Families recognise the value of a family entertainment center, but let’s take a look at why indoor play is so important for children.
1. Play Is Work
The first thing on this list has to be the developmental importance of play. Whether it’s outside in the fresh air or safe indoor play, playing is part of learning, and learning is your child’s most important job.
Learning how their bodies work, and how to solve complex problems. Learning to interact with the world and with other children. Sometimes, even learning about the consequences of their choices.
Play is more than just something your child does for fun. It’s how they learn more about their place in the world, and how it all fits together. In short, play is your child’s job, and it’s your job to make it easier to access.
2. Safety Matters
Whether we like it or not, one of the drawbacks to our modern world is that it’s not as safe as it once was. More people mean more chances that your child encounters someone who does not have the best intentions. More cars on the road means there’s more risk involved in outdoor play.
Brining play inside and making it as safe as possible with custom indoor playgrounds gives you more control, eliminates some of the risk, and still gives your children the benefit of physical play whenever they want it.
3. Weather Worries
No matter what your feelings are about the weather, there’s no denying that lately, it’s crazier than ever!
Many places are seeing extremes of heat and cold that haven’t been recorded for years. There is more intense rain, hail, and snowstorms than ever before, and even the wind is doing strange and extreme things we’re not used to seeing.
All of that adds up to weather that is unpredictable and sometimes, unsafe. While you can wait most of it out in your home, while you do, your kids are restricted from energetic play.
Encouraging safe indoor play by creating a fun, safe and exciting indoor play space inside your home is a great way to make sure your kids always have access to fun physical activity. Think of it as the kid approved version of the treadmill you use when the weather is bad!
4. Boredom Free Playdates
What’s worse than kids saying they’re bored? Kids and their friends being bored during a playdate!
When you have a safe, easily accessible custom indoor playground, your kids and their friends will never be left with nothing to do. In fact, yours is likely to be the most popular house in the neighborhood and is sure to be a big hit with kids and their parents.
Not to mention that when they have healthy, safe, and exciting indoor amusements on hand, your kids won’ have to turn to screen time to stay entertained. It’s the ultimate win-win parenting situation!
5. Easier to Multitask
There are a lot more of us working from home these days. Whether your kids are homeschooling too or you’re just looking for new ways to keep them busy when they’re not at school, there’s no denying it’s a challenge. There never seems to be enough stuff for kids to do indoors that keeps them engaged and interested long enough.
Afterall, it’s great to trade your dress pants for sweatpants, but it does raise a whole new set of challenges.
A custom indoor playground is the perfect way to keep your kids entertained and busy while you take care of important projects for work or sneak away to a quick online meeting.
6. Exactly What They Love
Have you ever found yourself driving all the way across the city to go to that one playground that has the perfect slide or swing set that your child fell in love with? When you get there, you probably find that the parking area is full of other families that feel the same way, so you have to do a couple of circuits around the block before you can finally find a spot and hit the playground.
Sure, your kids love that playground, and they have a blast while you’re there, but there’s probably at least one “are we there yet” on the way home.
When you choose to create an indoor playground for your family entertainment center, you can incorporate all the features and equipment your children love, so you never have to make that trip again! A well designed custom indoor playground can include most of the equipment your kids love to visit outdoors, so all you really need is a short walk to your indoor play area, and you’re all set for the day!
Years of Fun and Excitement
The best thing about indoor playgrounds, we think, is that they can be built to suit your family’s exact needs. Which means you can include equipment and features for all ages and stages and build a playground that will grow with your kids.
So don’t brave the weather when your kids need to get out and run, jump, and climb! Don’t try to get your job done while your kids are bored. Don’t risk the busy roads, stranger danger and parking trouble that comes with even the best outdoor public play areas.
Create the perfect family entertainment center in your own home, and give your kids the perfect place to play, learn, have fun, and make memories. Indoor play is the ideal solution for many modern families, and an indoor playground is the perfect way to make it amazing.