When it comes to children, we know how overprotective parents can get! Parents want their toddlers to enjoy and learn wherever they are. As a parent, you don’t want your child to come to you crying, right? It’s even worse if you see a cut or a bruise!
You want to create a safe and healthy space for your toddler to play in. We’ll introduce you to the concept of “soft play” for indoor use so that you know how to customize the right play area for your little children.
What is Toddler Soft Play?
It refers to activities that can be played indoors. These activities use materials and textures that stimulate the senses of the toddler. They also provide healthy developmental grounds for little children to explore and play in. Designing a toddler soft play area is an excellent way to give the children a safe and pleasant environment to explore their senses and process new information. Indoor activities like soft play are proven to increase balance and emotional awareness in young children.
So what should you include in a toddler soft play environment? Well, anything that would benefit their motor skills. Things that would help them learn things such as; cause and effect, social skills, problem-solving, adaptability, and creativity.
What Should a Good Soft Play Area include?
As the name suggests, it should include soft surfaces that are safe for toddlers to play and explore safely. The material should have bright colors, different shapes, and textures that stimulate a toddler’s mind and body. You could install interactive wall panels for important touch interaction.
Similarly, flooring should be soft and slightly textured. It’s even better if it has a shape. The flooring could also include things like cushions for an immersive environment. Balance beams and tunnels are great additions for motor skill development. The possibilities are endless!