I’ve just found this interesting article about the benefits of play tents and tunnels to a child’s development skills, such as imaginary play helping with speech and brain development, motor skills (for instance, coordinating crawling into a tent whilst holding a large teddy), spacial awareness, all kinds of stuff… and I just thought they looked pretty (well, mine do!).
read the article for yourself here Fun Educational toys
an exert ‘… crawling is very important for motor and brain development. It teaches cross movements (a higher level of using your arms and legs) and helps the brain hemispheres to learn to interact properly.’