Today’s world is a complex, fast-paced and often dangerous place. Parents are busier than ever before working long hours in the quest to provide a better life for their families. At the same time they need to find safe, healthy places for their kids to play that are also lots of fun. Letting the kids just run off to the park like grandma and grandpa did is not such a great idea anymore. Yet at the same time you can’t just have the kids running through the home office while you’re trying to work or sitting in front of the TV all day. As a result, more and more parents are discovering the many benefits of the indoor playground.
Indoor Playground Advantages
These professionally run centres offer safe, supervised, super-fun environments for daily play or birthday parties where your child is shielded from the hazards of the outdoors as well as the ever changing, often harsh Toronto weather. Their main advantages include:
- Accountability – You know where your child is at all times. There’s no danger your son or daughter will wander off, no need to worry about them encountering strangers on the street, no need to try and track them down because they’re late getting home from their friends house. You know exactly where they are and you know they’re having fun.
- Safety – You also know they’re at an indoor location with limited access 30and a trained staff of professionals overseeing them. But that’s not all: they’re also playing on and around some of the safest playground equipment ever made. Today’s state of the art indoor playground sets are designed to minimize the hazards while maximizing fun. No more park swings with their rusty steel chains. No more skateboarders flying around endangering everyone.
- Fitness and Fun – While safety and accountability are extremely important, kids really just want to have fun; which is what draws them to places like the arcade and the park to begin with. To that end the indoor playground offers an incredible range of exciting, engaging play setups outdoor parks or friend’s backyards just can’t match. Organized activities too can teach kids valuable lessons about sharing and cooperation they’ll never learn playing video games all day.
It should also be mentioned that special needs kids often thrive in the safe, controlled atmosphere of the indoor playground. Many safety and security issues that can prevent them from joining in outdoor fun are swept away in the indoor environment and many of them experience for the first time the carefree excitement of just being a kid.
An indoor play facility is the ideal place for high-energy kids that lack safe, clean, fun places to play. They’re also perfect for other kids who love to engage in fun group activities with their friends and they can really help parents who are trying to break their child’s unhealthy fixation on video games. Parents looking for new, innovative ideas for their kids’ birthday parties will also find these play centres to be perfect settings for parties their kids will never forget.
Oaktree Play Centre indoor playground and centre for birthday centre was created to bring entertainment for the whole family, a vision of becoming a place of fun and happy memories. We have hosted birthday parties for kids in Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Stouffville, King City, Maple and New Market. Visit us on Google+.