When we were both young, we had opportunities throughout the day for “un-structured, age appropriate risk taking” kind of play. So after 40 years of combined teaching in Los Angeles and Orange County, Red Rose Co. was born. We have had the great opportunity to work with A LOT of pretty amazing families over the years, who taught us quite a bit as well. At Red Rose Co, we understand the importance of the parents role in the child’s life, so we wish to support the family as a whole. While teaching was and still is our first love, our desire is now to inspire and empower more children to enjoy the great benefits of movement and play.
The importance of play in the modern child’s life has been greatly diminished in the past few decades. We’re not speaking about sports, which are important, we’re talking about good old fashioned PLAY, like tree climbing, rolling down grassy hills, scootering around in the neighborhood with friends and all the variations of tag.
When a child plays freely and with unencumbered movement, they are using cross lateral movements which develops brain mapping. A child playing freely is using balance naturally, which stimulates the proprioceptive sensors in the body.