5 BENEFITS OF INDOOR PLAY IN EARLY YEARS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW
By Noor Anand Chawla
Most young millennial parents, though attuned to the benefits of free play, are afraid to send their little ones outdoors in an unsafe world. Since the early years are crucial for the optimal development of children, parents should turn to indoor play areas to avail of their numerous benefits. Kydzadda has set a fine example in this regard, by stressing on these 5 lesser-known benefits of indoor play areas in early years:
- ENCOURAGING POST-LOCKDOWN SOCIALISATION
It seems strange that children have been forced to remain within the confines of their homes for almost a year. Everything from study to social interactions have shifted online – quite a harmful practice in the long run. After a year spent in comfortable environments at home, children must learn to readjust to social situations. Indoor Play Areas offer good opportunities for developing socialisation skills in early years.
- IDEAL FOR A SAFE EXPLORATION OF BOUNDARIES
Toddlers and young ones that have just begun their journey of self-exploration and learning, need a safe environment to do so. Socialisation skills and the ability to adapt to unfamiliar environments are important, but they must be encouraged only in safe and hygienic places. Indoor play areas work best for the early years – their enclosed environs provide ample opportunities for kids to jump, climb, run, read and relax in a fun-filled and safe space created just for them.
- FUSS-FREE HYGIENIC BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION VENUES
Many of our children have endured muted celebrations of birthdays and other occasions throughout the last year. Now it is time to venture out again and celebrate the way our children want to. Indoor play areas are especially great for celebrations in the early years.
- WORK-FROM-VENUE OPTION ALLOWS YOU TO BE PRODUCTIVE WHILE WATCHING YOUR CHILD
With many parents working from home, indoor play areas have designated spaces where parents can work while their child is engaged. In the early years, it is difficult for parents to juggle the care of their children with their high-powered careers. This problem is addressed by providing a space for parents to work near their children.
- THE CHILDREN STAY HAPPY AND FREE FROM SEPARATION ANXIETY
The acute separation anxiety often associated with this age, is one of the reasons why parents find it difficult to work during the early years. When you work within their sight, your children will not worry about losing you, and will happily frolic and explore the indoor play area.
It is time you took advantage of the various benefits of indoor play areas in the early years. Kydzadda is the optimal starting point, as all the principles laid out above are followed, along with strict Covid-19 safety and hygiene protocols. It is specially equipped for birthday parties, allowing you to book the entire space, enforcing mandatory sanitisation of the premises before and afterwards, and offering the option to serve party ready snack boxes to go. The icing on the cake is Kydzadda’s comfortable and inviting co-working space that allows you to work while your children learn and grow at the same time.
The writer is a lifestyle columnist who contributes articles to various newspapers and publications, and blogs at her own website www.nooranandchawla.com. She can be found on Instagram @nooranandchawla.