Play is an essential activity for the growing child; this will help them grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Child experts actually recommended for them to have free play for at least an hour of the day. And all of these are covered by an indoor play area. But, before starting an indoor playground, you should make sure to follow the requirements needed — and one of these is having specific age brackets per area.
There are organisations and laws that require playgrounds to have separate play areas based on age groups. It is also the parent’s responsibility to become proactive in selecting which indoor play area their little tots should go to.
Ages 6 to 23 months
This should let little tots have all the space to roam around and explore, which includes spaces to walk on, crawl into, and stand on.
Ages 2 to 5 years
Play areas created for this age bracket include the same as the previous age bracket’s equipment. It also includes crawl spaces and areas to move around to. However, there are new additions, such as climbers and ladders with railing, low platforms with small steps, and slide. You can also add toys into the mix, such as musical instruments, trike-paths, spring riders, and sand elements.
Ages 5 to 12 years
At this age, children will commonly possess improved cognitive and physical activities to perform harder activities. They can now take up the challenge. That is why you can include chain or rope climbers, horizontal bars, angular climbing, more intense and complex slides that have increased heights for faster downward movement, and sports that require a team to play, which can be soccer, football, or baseball.
In creating indoor playground equipment, it would be best to divide areas into age brackets to fully accommodate each age group. This solution can avoid the instances wherein children will play with equipment not suitable yet for their age; hence, lessening injuries. Another benefit is the children between ages 2-5 years old won’t get knocked down, tripped, or trampled by the older kids. Lastly, better choose a manufacturer that creates safe and durable equipment that you can trust. iREC has over 25 years in the industry and is trusted by dozens of indoor play area businesses when it comes to safety, durability and fun. For inquiries, call +63 47 250 2779 or email email@example.com.