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Don't underestimate child's play. It looks like fun and games to parents, but children at play are developing crucial life skills and preparing their brains for the challenges of adulthood.
Active play helps children learn to "play nice". Free play can help children learn awareness of other people's feelings, as well as to regulate their own emotions - skills that will serve them well as they move through life.
Adults get breaks. Children need breaks too! Give your children the opportunity to explore and have fun freely in a clean, safe and controlled environment. Relieve stress and work the sillies out in one of childhood's most natural states - the state of play! The Fun Factory offers a stimulating environment that encourages children to be active and explore their abilities, supporting motivation to move. Active play at The Fun Factory helps develop confidence and competence. All children should be encouraged to participate in regular active play which will promote a lifelong habit of daily exercise and life skills such as communication and interaction, friendships, patience and perseverance, understanding social rules, teamwork and a sense of belonging. .
A 2009 study in the journal of Pediatrics revealed that children demonstrate better behavoiur and have a stronger handle on their emotions when they engage in active play.
Climbing, jumping, swinging, etc., gets kids moving. Active play assists children in the development of gross and fine motor skills. Children develop balane, build strength and burn calories through play. The American Heart Association recommends that children over the age of 2 engage in at least an hour a day of even moderate, enjoyable physical activity. Active children grow into active adults!