Play Centres and Parenting: How both work simultaneously
Not only do play centres have the ideal and necessary resources and physical environment for children to explore, socialise and learn, they also enable parents to develop closer bonds with their children. The child-parent relationship is a bond that can be facilitated effectively within play centres and often helps to improve child-parent relationships.
Kylie-Jane Shannon, owner of Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre and proud mother, advises on the importance of play centres and parenting, and how both aspects work simultaneously.
“Families have significant roles and duties in the personality development of children,” says Kylie. Parents stand as the first socialising experience and agents for their child. This particular experience can affect the way a child perceives their surroundings, basing their initial communicative contact as a method of response. “At Jungle Kids, we inform parents on the importance of supervising their child during play centre fun,” says Kylie. Play centres allow for healthy and effective communication between parent and child. “Parenting in play centres should be fun and educational,” says Kylie.
Play centres can present a wealth of benefits for parents. Parents can be informed and learn about what a play centre is and what benefits it can have for their children’s physical, social and emotional development. In addition, parents are given the opportunity to meet other parents and share their experiences. Play centres can also inform parents and support them to understand emerging techniques in child-rearing and training, giving them the ideal platform to nurture their child’s social and educational development.
“Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre strives to ensure that parents connect intimately and informatively with their child, promoting a rich, nourishing and entertaining experience that flows from their play centre experience, straight into their homes,” says Kylie. “An unbreakable and natural bond in parent-child relationships sets the positive foundation for a child’s character, and also enables the parents to communicate more effectively.”
The involvement of parents within a play centre presents many key ideals. These include; being more positive, and less critical of children; not making comparisons between their child and other children; and the advantage of being a good listener and encouraging good communication skills. “Parents should allow for optimism in their experiences and learn to be the best example they can be for their child in play centre environments,” says Kylie.
When communication is given and received with sincerity and love, the bond between child and parent can be strengthened. A play centre can play a leading role in supporting parents to enrich the child-parent relationship and is an ideal environment to help develop natural and sincere communication.
Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre dedicates their expertise and delight to serving Australian families within the town of Wallan, Victoria. Checkout their full range of services and current featured promotions. 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. 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.