- On December 21, 2016
For years, scientists have understood the importance of unstructured play in kids’ development. Play strengthens the growing brain and helps kids build social skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives. In the early years, play is even more important than structured study!
You know Zero Gravity is fun for all ages. But did you know the exciting play and exercise kids get here will serve them well for the rest of their lives? It’s true!
Let’s explore just what climbing can mean for kids.
Climbing Can Help Kids Become the Next Einstein, Picasso or Bill Gates
Research has proven play is vital in giving the brain important connections it needs to develop executive function – focus, self-direction and strategic thinking.
Play activities where kids make the rules are best for preparing them to be clever, perceptive adults. Our awesome kids climbing wall is traverse-style, so kids can pick their own path and challenge themselves to get to the top … all in complete safety!
(Even falling is fun at Zero Gravity, teaching kids to learn from setbacks and keep trying!)
Want to Give Your Child a Memory Like an Elephant? Get Them Climbing!
So, play expands the brain. And play that includes lots of physical activity might be the best of all.
Especially important to young minds is fun that enhances proprioception, the sense of the relative position of your body parts and the coordination to maintain balance. As kids face new physical situations, they teach all the parts of their body to work together.
What’s the big idea? Building proprioception with dynamic play improves working memory.
Nothing will make your child a better student – and better whatever he or she chooses – than being able to remember and use facts easily. And climbing can be a great way to get started!
Oh … It’s Good Exercise, Too!
When kids learn to enjoy physical activity early in life, it helps them develop healthy habits and reach their potential in every way. Kids who find fun physical activities they genuinely like are more likely to stay fit and healthy as they grow into young adults.
If you want kids to have the time of their lives while preparing for tomorrow, climbing is king!