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According to the World Health Organization, many challenges faced by adults, such as mental health issues, obesity, heart disease, criminality, and poor literacy and numeracy, can be traced back to early childhood. During early childhood (from the prenatal period to eight years of age), children undergo rapid growth that is highly influenced by their environment. Early childhood is the most intensive period of brain development during the lifespan. Adequate stimulation and nutrition are essential for development during the first three years of life. The more stimulating the early environment, the more a child develops and learns.
Although swings, slides and sandboxes rank among the most common children’s playthings, author Michael L. Hennger deemed such equipment “not sufficient” to stimulate the broad spectrum of quality play essential to children’s developmental growth. These findings, writes Weaver W. Pangburn in the January 2007 edition of the “National Municipal Review,” led to more indoor playgrounds and recreation centers, as experts continue to identify “important play types in the indoor setting” that facilitate the development of toddlers and preschoolers.
The benefits of establishing an indoor play area for children extend beyond a simple cure for boredom. According to early childhood education scholars Joan Packer Isenberg and Nancy Quisenberry, “decades of research has documented that play has a crucial role in the optimal growth, learning and development of children from infancy through adolescence.”
It’s in our nature to nurture and offer our children the best chance for success.
At Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe, the best chance for developmental growth is evident in the carefully chosen elements of the playground. Walk-behind and ride-on toys foster gross motor skills. Puzzles and games develop problem solving and goal setting. Puppets and costumes improve imagination and dexterity. Trampolines and climbing structures encourage risk taking and exercise. We don’t offer video games or coin operated attractions and that keeps patrons of all ages engaged. Food stuffs are homemade and wholesome. And diverse revenue streams help the business owner explore all opportunities.