Listen closely the next time your child is playing. Do they talk to themselves? Are they holding vibrant conversations with thin air? That’s called imaginative play, which helps kids improve language skills and process the world around them. When children play together, they’re doing more than just having fun. Group play develops your child’s social skills and helps them gain new problem-solving skills, and an indoor playground is a great place to foster your child’s development through play.
Parents in Covington and Latonia, KY, take their kids to Totter’s Otterville, an indoor educational play center that will keep your little one entertained and engaged for hours. But Totter’s Otterville is no ordinary indoor playground — it’s a village of play, discovery, and fun!
They have plenty of twisty tube slides and a ball pit your kids will leap into a hundred times before getting tired, which will help your little one get their 60 minutes of physical activity, the recommended daily amount for children. And did you know all that physical activity will boost brain function as well? Regular exercise increases the size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain associated with memory, and it can help kids focus better during times when they need to sit still and pay attention, like in the classroom.
Additionally, the art studio at Totter’s Otterville will set your child’s visual imagination free while developing motor skills at the same time. Creating art has also been shown to improve academic performance. Engaging in the creative process activates several parts of the brain, and exercise for your child’s brain is as vital as exercise for the body.
Each area of the indoor playground has been designed to provide an open-ended kids recreational experience that will lead to welcomed, more desired playtime for your child — playtime that boosts creativity and imagination and offers a whole body-and-brain workout. If you haven’t been to Totter’s Otterville, don’t wait! It’s time to load up the kids for educational play that’s so fun your kids won’t believe it’s good for them. You can check out their website for more information, or call (859) 491-1441 to speak to a staff member directly.