Some days it’s just too hot to play with your children outside. Then, before you know it Fall and Winter will be here and so comes the rain!

It’s also the time that your kids can’t go out and play. Nevertheless, you can’t let the qeather spoil their fun. You can let your child have fun in an indoor play area. The only difference between an outdoor playground with an indoor play area is that the latter is under a roof.

Your children can still run, crawl, and even draw doodles on the wall. If you are a busy parent and have no time to deal with your child’s rainy day tantrums, an indoor play area is your best alternative.

Protect them from the weather

Since indoor playgrounds are under a roof and surrounded by insulated walls, your child can play comfortably and safely. They are also warm and dry year-round, compared to outdoor playgrounds. The rugs of the indoor play area help prevent slips and cushion your child when they stumble. Indoor playgrounds are safe for children even during sunny weather, if you want your child to avoid getting a sunburn.

Play with safe toys

Children are inherently curious, which means they tend to touch or taste everything! In the rainy outdoors, they can swallow mud cakes, earthworms, leaves, coins, and other dangerous and nasty items. However, if your child is confined in a protected indoor area with safe, non-toxic toys that are right for their age, they are much safer. These toys are designed with children in mind, so they are durable. Have greater peace of mind when you let them run and jump around an indoor play area.

Learn while having fun

An indoor play area contains toys that are designed for children to learn while having fun. Some of the educational toys in an indoor play area include picture books, blocks, crayons, puzzles, and even costumes for playing pretend. Pretend play is a great way to help enhance their imagination and emotional skills.

Interact with other children

Taking your child to an indoor playground is an excellent opportunity to let them play with other kids. When your child plays with other kids, they are learning the social skills they will need as they grow up. They learn how to share, be considerate of others’ feelings, and solve problems. In pretend play, they collectively learn from each other and enhance their creativity skills.

Play all they want, the healthy way

Because an indoor play area is safe, fun, and conducive for learning, it is the best place to let your children engage in free play during the colder winter months. By allowing them to play on their own, your children can improve their cognitive and social skills and their physical abilities. The process of discovery and learning on their own also boosts your child’s self-confidence.

Child development experts recommend that children must engage in free play for at least one hour every day. On top of that, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends zero screen time for kids under five years old. Taking your child to an indoor play area in Vancouver, like Treehaus Teahouse, is much better for their health than just letting them play with devices or idling in front of screens.

What are some of your child’s favourite learning games or activities?

Treehaus Teahaus, a playcafe in North Vancouver that includes an interactive play area and learning space for young children (ages 0 – 5) and their caregivers.

They are a venue host of the Dynamic Women North Vancouver meet-ups.