Play Centres: The Perfect environment for children to build optimum idea development
Play centres encapsulate the image of fun and adventure for children. Another benefit is that they are the perfect environment for children to develop different aspects of their well-being, brain development, gross and fine motor skills and social skills.
Idea development is about implementing different ways of exploring ideas and finding solutions that best solve problems in the most effective manner. Kylie-Jane Shannon, owner of Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre, and proud mother, elaborates on how play centres are the perfect environment for children to build optimum idea development, and frameworks for a structural thought-process.
Play encourages and stimulates emotional, motor, social and cognitive growth that children require during their initial and most fundamental stages of development. “When children have fun, their experience of play is productive for their brain development as they begin to ascribe meaning to their surroundings”, says Kylie.
Play centre activities stimulate brain development as well as functions. Each activity aligns with a certain part of the brain to promote growth and facilitate the child’s cognitive development.
“At Jungle Kids, every activity aims to challenge and grow children”, says Kylie. Each play centre activity is created to task children in an entertaining manner; the advantage is that children then begin to formulate their thought-patterns and abilities to construct both ideas and resolutions to overcome each challenge presented before them.
Play Centres ultimately build children’s imagination, language patterns and intelligence. “Children interact, engage, communicate and socialise with each other, allowing them to express themselves, build friendships and, more intuitively, share ideas”, says Kylie. Children begin to build and exchange ideas to complete challenges, and navigate between both good and bad ideas, understanding what works and what doesn’t.
Play centres allow children to also establish an independent mind set. While socialising provides its benefits, developing independence is equally as important. When a child plays alone, they are given the opportunity to observe other children playing and learning what the norms are within that group. Thereafter, when they want to shift toward group play, they’re more aware of the rules expected of the participants. In addition, playing alone helps stimulate children’s creativity and imagination, and ultimately helps them develop independence. “Children generally thrive socially with other children, however the true testament is when a child can single-handedly accomplish each challenge”, says Kylie.
Holistically, play centres present a balance of fun and education to best equip children in every developmental phase, ensuring that their ability to construct and execute solid ideas is well challenged and commended. Play Centres are the definitive launchpad for children to make sense of the world and its diverse setting, and be introduced to a multitude of obstacles, but more importantly to learn how to best combat them.
Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre has dedicated its expertise and delight to serving Australian families within the town of Wallan, Victoria. Visit the Facebook page to view all the activities and special offerings. Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre is open seven (7) days a week and is open until 5:00pm on weekdays during the school holidays.
As part of their Play-all-day Single Admission, adults and babies attend free of charge. 12 months to 3 years old attend at $8.50 and 4 years old to 12 years old attend at $10.00.
Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre is situated at 2B Commercial Drive Wallan, Victoria and can be contacted on: (03) 5783 4104.
Written and syndicated by YDMA News.