To support the operations, programs, and projects of Wonderspace.
Wonderspace exists to improve the mental, social, educational, and physical health of our community through the power of play.
To redeem wonder and unite the community through formative play opportunities.
Who We Are
Indoor play for Marion, Indiana is a necessary conversation for our community to have. While many believe that play is “just fun” or a luxury, in fact, play becomes the foundation for future development and learning. The science of brain development is providing concrete evidence that there is real power in play. Play is the vital activity that children use to learn how to regulate their emotions and interact with their world (American Journal for Play, 3, 463-468). Play is critical for developing the oral language skills children need to learn how to read (Bergen and Mauer 2000). Play lays the foundation for higher-order thinking and later learning of formal STEM concepts (The Power of Play, Dr. Rachel White). Through play, children gain the mental, physical and social skills necessary to succeed in their adult lives.