At-home creative play centre ideas
When parents are too busy to leave the house, children need some at-home entertainment to keep them occupied. Entertainment that is healthy, educational, and exciting in essence.
Kylie-Jane Shannon, owner of Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre, provides some well-rounded, exciting at-home play centre ideas that are simple to set-up.
“Children are active little beings, and even at home, they require healthy, educational, and constructive levels of entertainment,” says Kylie. Some play centre ideas that parents can incorporate into their homes include; an obstacle course, free drawing, ball pass, snack-making, and make-believe.
Obstacle Course: “Make home the ultimate and fun-filled obstacle course by using pillows, rugs, sheets, toys and furniture, for kids to navigate,” says Kylie. “Make sure the items are soft and safe, and enjoy watching them create a world of wonder,” adds Kylie.
Free-drawing: “Provide some wax crayons, colour pencils, water based paints, and large pieces of paper, and watch as their artistic flair and imagination run wild,” says Kylie.
Ball Pass: Whether it’s outside or inside, tossing a ball back and forth with little ones assists in building their fine-motor skills, and provides a great level of fun. Try using a variety of balls (suitable for the area in which they are playing), soft, large, small, light, and heavy and watch their dexterity improve as they become more confident with throwing, tossing and catching.
Snack-making: Making meals can become even more exciting, when kids help in the kitchen when preparing a snack for the family. Provide a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and encourage them to taste and prepare colourful and healthy meal options. “For even more fun and individuality, let them prepare their plates in their own way; you might be surprised at what they come up with and what they eat,” says Kylie.
Make-believe: The home can be a mystical and exciting environment for make-believe play. Provide a box of dress-ups and encourage kids to make their own props and watch their imaginations explode. “Enable them to be as creative as possible, by adding effects such as music or lighting,” says Kylie.
“Children do not have face boredom when you realise that the home can be an ideal play centre experience away from the play centre,” says Kylie. Allowing them the comfort, creative control and unconditional support throughout their play experience will work towards their benefit, and support their physical, emotional and social development.
Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre continues to dedicate its expertise and delight to serving families within the town of Wallan, Victoria.
Check out their full range of services and current featured promotions at junglekids.com.au.Visit their Facebook page to view all their 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.
Written and syndicated by: YDMA Group