Kidaru Indoor Playground and Learning Center

La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara, CA
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Supporting children and their caregivers
At Kidaru we strive to create a nurturing environment where families are supported, time stands still, and everyone can relax, recharge and rediscover their authentic selves -- a safe place where parents enjoy being with their children. Kidaru approach to creating a safe and empowering space for children and families is grounded in principles of Gestalt Play Therapy with Children, Attachment Theory, and Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education.

Unplug and Play

by on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:28:00 AM

There is a movement worldwide to Unplug and Play for at least 60 minutes a day. Research shows that children spend too much time in front of a screen (averaging almost eight-hours per day) and not enough time moving, exploring, and actively playing. Yet, simple, unstructured, non-directed play without the guidance of any electronic devices is the most developmentally-appropriate, healing, and therapeutic activity our kids can engage in. Play allows their brain to wonder and structure itself to...

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