An indoor playground for preschool children are a good idea to help them with their fine motor skills. In addition, these large play areas teach young children the art of taking turns and sharing. And, it is a good idea to start children exercising at a young age so they learn the importance of total good health.
For a fast food franchise, the larger, multilevel style play palace type would be best for their small customers. Some of the play places come with slides that twist and turn from the top level all the way down to the ground. Most are two or three stories high and a restaurant typically builds a large room specifically for the play place.
Elementary schools with large play houses could use them as a reward system or as part of they physical education system. Many students work well on a reward or points and reward system and their reward could be time at the play area as a special treat for doing all their work or cooperation. If using the oversized unit as a jungle gym for PE classes, the teacher would need to control the amount of children going into the structure at one time.
Because these play castles can sometimes be expensive for schools to purchase, a fundraiser would be in order. Many school request fund from parents to support the purchase of such a play structure. There also may be grant money available if the play unit will be used the majority of the time for a physical education class instead of a play area.
A play palace could also be incorporated into a history lesson or some other type of teaching plan. When children are active, they learn better. Having children act out something allows them to learn on their level and helps them to remember the material better and for a longer period of time.
Before allowing your child to play on one of these super sized play places, be sure to look for a safety inspection certificate near the entrance to the room. There should be one displayed for all to see. This certificate means that the play place is safe for children to play and climb on it. This is important for parents to notice for their children’s safety. Inspections of a play place are important and if a fast food restaurant is not keeping up with these inspections, things could go wrong and someone could get hurt.
To get preschoolers excited about other Toronto Arcades that do not include the large play structure, it is a good idea to hold the children back from playing on it until later in the day. This way they have something to look forward to and if there is a nap time, will be more tired for that. The play palace type structure could still be incorporated into lesson plans, just later in the day.
For small kids in preschool, an indoor playground could be the difference between being thin and healthy and obese and unhealthy. Preschoolers need to get up and move and not be in front of a computer or video game all day. A play room with a jungle gym type structure in it would be ideal for interactive play learning.