Socialisation is one of the most important aspects of childhood development because it provides the foundation for the way in which individuals interact with the world around them. One of the most important ways you can help your child to develop positive social skills is to encourage them in group play. Here at Little Giggles,
Active play is a crucial part of child development, giving children the chance to develop both their gross and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills give a child better control of their body, head, arms and legs; development starts with something as simple as a baby guiding its hand to its mouth, through those first
Here at Little Giggles, we have some of the most exciting apparatus for developing kids. Our range of safety fitted, high quality and fully padded soft play toys offer the chance for little ones to develop new skills, fitness and work with other tiny tots. With colourful lights, flying balloons, merry go rounds, water beds,

Structured play vs free play

Play is the main way that children learn. We’ve already discussed how important play is to the development of your child, but what are the differences between structured play and free play? Structured play Structured play is when play is planned beforehand by an adult. It is often used by teachers and nursery helpers when
Active play is an essential part of a young child’s development. It encourages imaginative thinking, problem-solving, socialising and large motor skills, but even at its most basic it’s also a really great form of exercise. Encouraging children to get up and do things needs to start at a young age and frequently heading to an
  Parents want their children to be happy and healthy, but also to develop good habits that will support and guide them through the rest of their life. Up to the age of five is the most formative time in a child’s life, and if you can instil good habits during those precious first years,
Active play offers numerous benefits to children in terms of their happiness, health and development, but one area it really helps is improving their ability to engage in imaginative play. In itself, imaginative play has a wealth of benefits for children and the active play environment is the perfect place to really get the imagination
The benefits of active play for children are well known: muscle development, increased motor skills and social interaction are a few in the long list. As parents, we all want to do our best for our children, but with modern day distractions such as television and computers, it can be difficult. Children don’t come with

Why is active play so important?

  The physical play movements of children begin in the very early stages of life; although they may not be totally noticeable. For example, clapping the hands together and moving around in rhythmic movements are all forms of early play which are later developed.   In the primary school age, active play is introduced. Active
Did you know the fabulous soft play equipment on offer at Little Giggles Bristol has all been meticulously designed to ensure your child’s play helps to develop many key areas essential to their growth?   Safe yet challenging Our equipment is designed by Japanese company, Yu Kids, and their vision is to create play centres