The Play Destination (formerly called MyParty Playhouse) is an indoor playground and birthday party space for children 6 years old and younger, with comfortable seating and modern décor for parents. The space offers kids a clean, safe environment to play and is equipped with indoor play equipment, bounce house, interactive games and other mentally and physically stimulating activities. We also offer parenting and educational classes.
Unlike other indoor playgrounds, The Play Destination also caters to the parents and offers modern décor, music that parents can enjoy, coffee, free Wi-Fi, magazines, and plenty of comfortable seating. At The Play Destination, parents can simply relax, read, complete tasks, meet up with friends on a play date or socialize with other parents.
The goal of The Play Destination is to not only provide a clean, safe, and fun place for kids, but to also cater to parents who constantly try to provide the best for their kids. The Play Destination created a space that would allow parents the opportunity to bring their children and let them play freely in a clean and safe environment, while being able to sit back and relax in a modern and comfortable setting.
In addition to offering a space for general play, The Play Destination offers the ability for parents to reserve the space for private parties. Unlike other indoor playgrounds, the entire space is reserved for only one private party (no sharing the space with other parties and no transferring from one room to another). Please see Rates and Parties section for additional detail.
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Benefits Of Unstructured Play
While The Play Destination strives to provide a space that caters to parents as well, we haven’t forgotten that parents always want the best for their children. There have been decades of research showing that unstructured play is a crucial foundation for developing creativity, intellect, emotional and social skills. A well known psychologist and supporter of unstructured play states, “I don’t think that parents, or even policy makers, understand that children’s spontaneous, self-generated play has tremendous potential to actually enhance brain development and increase kids’ intelligence and academic ability.”
During unstructured play, children are likely to encounter opportunities for decision making that stimulate problem solving and creative thinking skills because unstructured play is often more varied and less structured. Unstructured play tends to induce curiosity and the use of imagination.
Unstructured play provides the opportunity for children to develop social interaction skills and enhance their social well-being. This is because unstructured play with others requires solving some sort of social problem, such as deciding, who can play, when to start, when to stop, and the rules of play. Unstructured play has the potential to enhance the ability of children to develop and sustain friendships, to cooperate, to lead, and to follow.
Unstructured play gives children the opportunity to get the physical activity that they need to be emotionally healthy. Physical activity through unstructured play has the potential to improve many aspects of emotional well-being such as minimizing anxiety, depression, aggression and sleep problems. Children that realize early on that play and movement relieves stress and enhances mood, may be motivated to sustain physical activity patterns over their lifetime.
Unstructured play provides children the opportunity to get the physical activity that they need to stay physically fit. Children are less active today overall due to today’s fast-paced but sedentary lifestyles which include activities such as watching television, using the computer, and playing video games. There is a higher likelihood that overweight children will become overweight adults. By promoting physical activity early on in children’s lives, parents may be able to prevent serious health issues and help their children develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle throughout their lives.