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Cassidy Sigala and her sister-law, Alayina Baca, were stay-at-home moms and noticed that indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks were not designed for little kids.
“I noticed for the younger …
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“I noticed for the younger ones, when they jump in the larger bounce houses, they always get trampled on by the older kids," Baca said.
That led Baca to settle an idea she'd had for some time: an indoor playground for babies and toddlers to play and interact with their moms. Talking with her sister-in-law helped make it real
“I was looking to invest and wanted to bring something to this to a rural community where there is not a lot of places for the little ones to go and play,” said owner Sigala
The pair's new indoor playground, Jump and Play, opened August 22 at 1200 Dexter St. in Fort Lupton.
Sigala said before opening the indoor playground, they were delivering bounce houses for soft play parties. Now, however, they knew they'd need a permanent location.
Jump and Play will be open-year around so parents can bring their kids and have fun. They charge $12 per child and $7 for adults for a full day. They also sell socks since playing kiddos are not allowed to wear shoes in the facility.
They have three playrooms. One is a soft play room, geared towards infants up to two years old. It has soft play equipment, Montessori equipment and a small jumper for the little kids.
“Our other room, the kids call it The City, “ Sigala said
The City is an imaginative playroom where the kids can pick a costume to play dress-up. It's geared toward adult role-playing, with a miniature house featuring a full kitchen, washer and dryer, a doctor's office and a grocery store.
The third room is a private area for moms and nursing babies. The large rooms have puzzles, chalkboards, books, a slide, a climbing wall, a ball pit and a giant bounce house.
Similarly, the rest of the facility is geared toward a smaller clientele. Bathrooms are equipped with changing tables and diaper genies.
“We helped each other with ideas and little details, our bathrooms have step stools, so the kids can wash their hands, and have smaller toilet seats for potty training the smaller kids,” Baca said.
As it grows, Jump and Play will continue to make changes, Sigala said. They plan to hold private birthday eventsd and will schedule a whole day for those events due to capacity. They also plan to have yoga classes and watch the kids in the playrooms while moms get some time for themselves.
“We are planning some fall events with music, food and drinks on Sept. 24 and we'lls have a Halloween bash,” Sigala said.
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