Can Soft Play encourage gross motor development?

We often get asked why soft play is good for gross motor development? In this article we will break down the most important factors on why Soft Play can be good for your toddlers gross motor development.

Parents know that physical activity is good for all ages, especially in the early development stages. However, physical activity offers benefits for young children and toddlers to play and learn at the same time!

That’s because soft-play encourages gross motor development where kids can work on stepping, climbing, crawling, jumping and rolling. Having an open space with good sensory lighting can provide just the sensory-motor diet needed to move and learn. With movement can come speech and language skills as well as education.

Fine motor skills involve the use of the small muscles that control their hands and fingers. Fine motor skills will develop and improve as kids move through childhood.

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