Play couches increase active play and imagination but are they generating even more benefits than parents are aware of? The answer is yes! The benefits of play have been well documented: everything from improved brain function, to stress relief, and improved social skills. But with play couches, we know kids are engaging in rough-and-tumble play in addition to imaginative play. This is creating even more tangible benefits.
We hear from moms and dads that they love the play couch because they can roughhouse with their kids on a soft surface. This is where the benefits of play multiple. Rough-and-tumble play has concrete benefits* over just regular play.
Benefits of Rough-and-Tumble Play:
Improved social skills
Reduced injuries through learning limits
Learning how to get along with others
With these added benefits, parents should engage in rough-and-tumble play frequently.
We hear from parents all the time saying how much they love our couches. We hear dads are getting more involved with lots of rough-and-tumble play. This makes us happy at My Puffin! Bring it on!
Read more about Roughhousing with your kids in this blog
* Emily Freeman, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Newcastle.