Over the weekend, my daughter made an “unexpected” request to retrieve our tent from storage. By tent, she means the little play tent we’ve had since her teenage brothers were toddlers (If I remember correctly, it was a gift from their auntie Em). To be honest, I’d completely forgotten we had one, but we retrieved it all the same and set it up for her. My daughter must have been yearning for her own space to make this request, and knowing the many benefits of a play tent, I was more than happy to oblige.
Like adults, toddlers also appreciate their “alone time” and a play tent gives them loads of it. The seemingly inconsequential tent may come across as just another play thing, but it holds so many developmental and creative perks for your little one (s). It hones a child’s motor skills and allows their imaginations to fly. An indoor tent inspires your child’s creativity, giving them room to unleash their creative juices while bringing their imaginations to life. They can transform this tent into a personal castle that habors chunks of their personality, skills and ambitions. While playing in the tent, they can create adventures and stories that you wouldn’t have thought them capable of.
And because playing in a tent necessitates lots of movement like crawling, grabbing, and turning, it rubs off positively on their physical development — allowing them to develop fine motor skills. This is especially more potent when building blocks, puzzles and the like are involved. Toddlers are intrigued by constricted spaces and consider it their safe, creative and happy haven. A place where they retire to when they’ve had enough of parental “policing” and “fussing”. It is the perfect place to play, away from the chaos of the outer world and prying eyes. Looking for more kids’ playtime ideas, read more on our blog!
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