Learning to play well together with others is a challenging task for children. They need to coordinate motor skills with cognitive, language and social skills. For very young children it can be especially hard to cope with turn-taking and playing to another child’s agenda through active play. No wonder some kids turn from cheeky to
A 2010 government survey determined that more than two-thirds of kids are in nursery by the time they reach the age of three. It’s a thought that might make a few parents wince, especially those who can’t stand the notion of being away from their child. Thankfully, you can ensure that your youngster is prepared
A key part of raising your child is helping them develop the skills they need for life. While most will need no help with being chatty or loveable, there are some skills that can be enhanced with soft play. Key amongst these are the motor skills your child has. But what exactly are motor skills?
Soft play is suitable for children of any age and ability. In particular, soft play can be hugely beneficial to children who are on the autistic spectrum and who have coexisting sensory processing disorders. Below we explore the many benefits of soft play for children with autism. It’s a social activity Soft play is a
Brothers and sisters, especially those closer in age, often end up arguing, fighting, and falling out. This is perfectly natural and a familiar part of growing up. While it’s not often a serious problem, most parents would be glad to see their children getting on better together and to have less tension at home. Soft
Soft play centres are often a first choice of fun for children. The play facilities, the bright colours, the chance to let their imagination go wild… it’s no wonder they love it so much! And soft play does not need to be restricted to a weekend activity. In fact, visiting soft play for a couple
Sensory soft play consists of a range of activities to stimulate the senses, including improving balance, physical awareness and perception of surroundings. Kids adore visiting soft play areas and learning to mingle with other children within a safe, confined environment which offers a wide range of stimulating play activities. Each and every child has different
It can be hard to watch your child suffering from an illness – especially when it means they have to spend a few days recuperating indoors. Luckily, once your kid is on the mend you can find solace in whisking them away for an afternoon of soft play. While the activity is one that brings
You’ll no doubt jump at the prospect of spending some time – no matter how long or short it is – with your grandchild. The issue is that most grandparents are left with this dilemma: how can you find an activity that’s both fun and also helps with the child’s development? Well, it just so
Sticky ice-lolly fingers, sand and soil stuck on suncreamed knees and elbows and, of course, the inevitable visits to beaches, forests and parks. That’s what a British summer is all about, right? However, amongst the hordes of flying Frisbees, plastic-suited gladiators and screeching bicycles, there always stands the little boy or girl who won’t put