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We are a dynamic 12,000 square foot indoor family centre located in Ealing, London that provides fun all year round for kids aged 0 - 12. Our multi-functional space has something for everyone – soft play areas for kids both big and small, interesting classes, the latest technological experiences, and a food court with lots of delicious dishes to choose from.

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What is Game Based Learning?

Game Based Learning is the method of educating a child or young adult through the playing of or partaking in a game. Whether the game itself is a traditional board game, a role play game or a digital game, the learning can and will take place. It really is a fantastic way of helping your child blossom! Take a look at just a few of the benefits below.

The Benefits

There are many positive benefits of children learning through the playing of games. From preschool and early years right through to higher education, the benefits and enrichment game or play based learning provides are considerable and definitely should be encouraged!

  • Motivation/Engagement – Children are motivated to take part in games as they do not realise that they are learning at the same time.
  • Imagination/Cognitive Development – Children can use the opportunity to stretch their imagination particularly if the game requires them to ‘be in character’.
  • Independence – It encourages children to become independent thinkers.
  • Competition – The world is a competitive place and children need to learn early on that it is a part of life. Game based learning teaches them about healthy competition but without the pressures. It reinforces in them that failure is a part of life but not necessarily a setback.
  • Creativity - It encourages a different thought process to overcome challenges or the ability to seek out a different solution.

 

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As adults, playing chess may seem a bit of a self-indulgent pastime with so much going on and having such busy and hectic lives. But when you consider the wealth of benefits that playing chess can have on a child’s development, it makes sense even as an adult to take some time out to rekindle the passion for it and support your child’s learning at the same time. You never know, you may even find yourself honing your skills against a next generation chess genius!

The Benefits

Learning and playing chess really does have a multitude of benefits. Some of the merits may not be immediately obvious but when given some thought, they really do make perfect sense.

  • Research has shown that playing chess can increase a child’s IQ - Between the ages of 5 and 14 is an extremely important period for a child’s mental growth. Chess may have a positive impact on this.
  • Excellent in helping brain development – Chess players often use both sides of the brain, resulting in the processing of information at a lot faster speed than a non chess player.
  • It helps children be able to see things from another person’s viewpoint - This is particularly important in childhood as it can help in the development of becoming an emphatic person.
  • Encourages decision making skills and logical thinking – Every move in chess requires careful thought and consideration. It also helps develop planning skills. Working out the consequences of making certain moves and planning a different move if the first idea is not suitable is a skill that will enrich any child in later life.
  • Improves memory – This is most likely due to having to memorise their own potential moves and those of their opponents. An excellent memory is often attributed to a higher level of intelligence too.
  • Increases creativity – Research has shown that individuals who play chess have a more developed ability to interpret patterns and come up with alternative uses for common items.
  • Naturally encourages contemplation - In today’s fast-moving world this can only have a positive impact on mental health.
  • It may help in treating ADHD - A 2016 study involving 100 school age children with ADHD found a 41% decrease in over activity and inattentiveness (source: scientific & academic publishing 2016).
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Slide

What is Game Based Learning?

Game Based Learning is the method of educating a child or young adult through the playing of or partaking in a game. Whether the game itself is a traditional board game, a role play game or a digital game, the learning can and will take place. It really is a fantastic way of helping your child blossom! Take a look at just a few of the benefits below.

The Benefits

There are many positive benefits of children learning through the playing of games. From preschool and early years right through to higher education, the benefits and enrichment game or play based learning provides are considerable and definitely should be encouraged!

  • Motivation/Engagement – Children are motivated to take part in games as they do not realise that they are learning at the same time.
  • Imagination/Cognitive Development – Children can use the opportunity to stretch their imagination particularly if the game requires them to ‘be in character’.
  • Independence – It encourages children to become independent thinkers.
  • Competition – The world is a competitive place and children need to learn early on that it is a part of life. Game based learning teaches them about healthy competition but without the pressures. It reinforces in them that failure is a part of life but not necessarily a setback.
  • Creativity - It encourages a different thought process to overcome challenges or the ability to seek out a different solution.

 

blogRead More
Slide

As adults, playing chess may seem a bit of a self-indulgent pastime with so much going on and having such busy and hectic lives. But when you consider the wealth of benefits that playing chess can have on a child’s development, it makes sense even as an adult to take some time out to rekindle the passion for it and support your child’s learning at the same time. You never know, you may even find yourself honing your skills against a next generation chess genius!

The Benefits

Learning and playing chess really does have a multitude of benefits. Some of the merits may not be immediately obvious but when given some thought, they really do make perfect sense.

  • Research has shown that playing chess can increase a child’s IQ - Between the ages of 5 and 14 is an extremely important period for a child’s mental growth. Chess may have a positive impact on this.
  • Excellent in helping brain development – Chess players often use both sides of the brain, resulting in the processing of information at a lot faster speed than a non chess player.
  • It helps children be able to see things from another person’s viewpoint - This is particularly important in childhood as it can help in the development of becoming an emphatic person.
  • Encourages decision making skills and logical thinking – Every move in chess requires careful thought and consideration. It also helps develop planning skills. Working out the consequences of making certain moves and planning a different move if the first idea is not suitable is a skill that will enrich any child in later life.
  • Improves memory – This is most likely due to having to memorise their own potential moves and those of their opponents. An excellent memory is often attributed to a higher level of intelligence too.
  • Increases creativity – Research has shown that individuals who play chess have a more developed ability to interpret patterns and come up with alternative uses for common items.
  • Naturally encourages contemplation - In today’s fast-moving world this can only have a positive impact on mental health.
  • It may help in treating ADHD - A 2016 study involving 100 school age children with ADHD found a 41% decrease in over activity and inattentiveness (source: scientific & academic publishing 2016).
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Pizza!

as featured on

We’ve teamed up with Los Angeles’ finest pizza makers to serve you with 4 scrumptious choices - so kids, parents and guardians can all enjoy at Kidz#1

view our tasty menu

For the parents & guardians!

You can leave your kids in the hands of our capable, fully qualified and DBS-checked staff at our classes while you stay and enjoy the interactive tables or even while they play. Grab a coffee, read a book, or get in touch with your inner child and join in with the fun!

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