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Why Sensory Lights are Great for Children - PODS Play

Why Sensory Lights are Great for Children

Why are sensory lights actually beneficial? We always hear that sensory lights are great for children - particularly children with additional needs. But do we actually understand why sensory lighting is beneficial? They are great for independent play... Many parents will build a play den or have a play space at home for their child. This might be made from a play tent with lights and it is a great way to give your child the opportunity to have independent play and space to themselves. You might also fit your child’s sensory play space with relevant props and educational toys...

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Children’s Play Tents: A Must for Every Toddler! - PODS Play

Children’s Play Tents: A Must for Every Toddler!

As a new parent, you only want the best for your child - be it food, personal care, or toys.What you probably don’t know is that toys and games are fundamental for the development of a child’s brain & motor functions.An ERIC study on ‘Contribution of toys to children’s value education’ even suggests that toys & games support children’s overall mental health and help them establish and develop emotional relationships. So, choosing the right set of toys becomes far more critical than what appears on the surface! A kid would play with just about anything, but it’s your job to...

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10 Ways to Give Your Child the Best Possible Brain Power – Benefits of Learning New Skills and Devoted Practice at Any Age! - PODS Play

10 Ways to Give Your Child the Best Possible Brain Power – Benefits of Learning New Skills and Devoted Practice at Any Age!

Increase your child’s brain power!    Firstly, what is brain power? Brain power is a child’s ability to think and problem solve.   How can we increase a child’s brain power?   The earlier you can start, the better! There are many games and activities that can help to encourage your child’s brain power. One idea is to play games that involve hands such as peekaboo, this little piggy or even utilising fun puppets. These are great ways to capture a young child’s attention such as a baby or toddler.        Interactive activity ideas Hands-on activities also have...

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Hosting the perfect indoor glamping experience - PODS Play

Hosting the perfect indoor glamping experience

Some of the most special childhood memories include hosting or attending sleepover parties to celebrate someone’s birthday. I remember the excitement and buildup to the evening, where we would all be planning what to bring, what sweet snacks we would be eating and deciding what movie to watch.   An indoor camping experience is a great way to host a children’s sleepover as you won't have to worry about having enough beds, as well as the enormous amount of bedding washing you would have to do afterwards! Ask each child to bring their own sleeping bag, pillow and air mattress...

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