January 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Themed Dental Offices


We are seeing more and more dentist offices theme their children's area to create ridiculously cool, FUN environments. Preventing and alleviating the fear associated with dental visits is important in encouraging future overall oral health - these custom themed environments play a vital role in helping children not be afraid to visit the dentist! #worldsofwow #pediatricdental #WednesdayWisdom 







Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Wow! Indoor Play!


There’s nothing we love more than creating ridiculously fun, cool, and awesome environments for kids and their parents. When you transform simple spaces into something that is truly extraordinary, something special happens. Inevitably, these welcoming spaces will become a part of your nature and your community by adding value to existing memberships, attracting new family units, emphasizing the family focus, promoting healthy lifestyles, enhancing social skills, and building early childhood development for your facility. 




Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

How do I Start?


Expertise, Relationship, Ministry Focus, Technology and Professionalism

Our hope is these words reflect every phase on every project in every situation when choosing Wow. Oftentimes we’re asked the question “How does a church start the process of working with Worlds of Wow?” Here’s a quick rundown of how we partner with you.



1. Initial Contact
Phone, email, text, face-to-face, video chat, however it happens this is how it all starts. So let’s talk. We love to visit with you about your space, dreams, ideas and vision.

2. Design Consultation
This gets the process really started. Once you sign our Design Agreement we do an onsite and/or virtual consult to generate our Creative Brief. This is where we get familiar with your space, facility, vision, style, budget and more. Typically it’s a one-day visit that includes lots of meetings and lots of fun!



3. Artwork Phase
This is where your dreams and ideas come to life on paper. We start with rough black & white sketches and seek your feedback. Sometimes we hit a home run the very first round, sometimes it takes a few rounds of renderings to get it just right. We then wrap up this phase with the Production Agreement, basically the written  document of what’s in the renderings and the work we’ll be doing for you (and the fun part – the price!).

4. Pre-Production Phase
Our Pre-Production team takes the signed Production Agreement and starts thinking through every element’s placement, look and construction. Lots of theme and play focused questions in this phase along with some production renderings for you to approve.

5. Production Phase
Now we’re making your items. Coordinating with your contractor, our install team and your church as we are producing the 2D appliqu├ęs, 3D elements and play attractions.

6. Installation Phase
Our install team is coordinated, the items are shipped to your site and the install begins. The size of project always dictates actual time on site, but typically it’s about 12-14 days. We work 10-12 hours per day but not on Sunday. This is a really fun time for you to see the transformation taking place. By the way, our on site crews are the best around. You will love them. The Final Sign Off form is what both you and Wow are looking for to complete the project. We want you to be happy, very happy.


                                       


7. Enjoyment phase!
This is where you and your team enjoy the fabulous environment that Worlds of Wow has created. Remember, our mission is to transform the way churches reach the next generation!


If you have any questions or need anything at all, contact us, we’re here for you!

The Worlds of Wow Team

817.380.4215

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Importance of Play!


The Importance of Pretend Play

Encourage your child to use their imagination — it’s not just fun, but builds learning skills too!


Young children learn by imagining and doing. Have you ever watched your child pick up a stone and pretend it is a zooming car, or hop a Lego across the table as if it were a person or a bunny? Your child is using an object to represent something else while giving it action and motion. But this pretend play is not as simple as it may seem. The process of pretending builds skills in many essential developmental areas.
  • Social and Emotional Skills
    When your child engages in pretend (or dramatic) play, he is actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life. Through cooperative play, he learns how to take turns, share responsibility, and creatively problem-solve. When your child pretends to be different characters, he has the experience of "walking in someone else's shoes," which helps teach the important moral development skill of empathy. It is normal for young children to see the world from their own egocentric point of view, but through maturation and cooperative play, your child will begin to understand the feelings of others. Your child also builds self-esteem when he discovers he can be anything just by pretending!
  • Language Skills
    Have you ever listened in as your child engages in imaginary play with his toys or friends? You will probably hear some words and phrases you never thought he knew! In fact, we often hear our own words reflected in the play of children. Kids can do a perfect imitation of mom, dad, and the teacher! Pretend play helps your child understand the power of language. In addition, by pretend playing with others, he learns that words give him the means to reenact a story or organize play. This process helps your child to make the connection between spoken and written language — a skill that will later help him learn to read.
  • Thinking Skills
    Pretend play provides your child with a variety of problems to solve. Whether it's two children wanting to play the same role or searching for the just right material to make a roof for the playhouse, your child calls upon important cognitive thinking skills that he will use in every aspect of his life, now and forever.

    Does your child enjoy a bit of roughhousing? Great! Some researchers in early brain development believe that this sort of play helps develop the part of the brain (the frontal lobe) that regulates behavior. So instead of worrying that this type of activity will encourage your child to act out or become too aggressive, be assured that within a monitored situation, roughhouse play can actually help your child learn the self-regulation skills needed to know how and when this type of play is appropriate.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Worlds of Wow, the YMCA Preferred Vendor!


We are pleased to be considered a preferred vendor for The YMCA. Check out some of our projects below and contact us today to get started on your children's play area! We specialize in custom play and themed environments so we know what it takes to make your vision a reality! #worldsofwow #YMCA #playground #indoorplayground