This post is a memo of Ela enjoying soft play by herself walking, and exploring independently. She loved playing with all the coloured balls, climbing the stairs to slide down the slide, and check herself out in the mirror!
More importantly she was really interactive with the other children
that played there too. Funny thing is also that she’s not that
interested in children her age or younger but loves playing or talking
with older children that can talk. I do wonder about this, and what
causes her to be so attracted to the older children. When she does spot
babies or toddlers her age she just points and says “Bebek, Bebek.”
Which in Turkish means baby.
Soft play is a great way to run off any extra energy for children,
but it also teaches them a lot too. Things such as hand eye
coordination, balancing skills, and learning how to interact and play
with other children nicely like learning to share or take turns.