Everyone knows that children and play go hand in hand. However, how much fitness do kids get when they play? With the overwhelming variety and affordability of video and computer games and the number of media devices around, it is more important than ever to ensure your child gets enough physical activity. Make sure you are taking some time out of your children’s day to allow them to engage in childrens fitness play at a kids gym like Kids ‘N Shape.
According to fitness.gov, a staggering 1 in 3 children are physically active every day. This is a shocking and unacceptable statistic. The reasons for children’s inactivity are boundless, though not inexcusable. Too cold or too hot weather limits the amount of time kids spend outdoors in winter or summer months. Television, computers, and video game consuls are the go-to play option for many kids, and while they can be sources of entertainment and even family bonding, they are no replacement for physical activity. (According to fitness.gov, kids are spending up to 7 1/2 hours a day in front of a screen.)
Long school days can also lead to a sedentary lifestyle. Only six states currently have laws that require children K-12 to attend physical education classes every day. Moreover, too often kids who do attend physical education classes end up seeing exercise as “work” as opposed to “fun” because they feel forced to compete and participate in activities they do not enjoy.
So how can you beat the statistics and keep your kids healthy and happy? Bring them to Kids ‘N Shape for a party or just for fun. We have uniquely unstructured play spaces so that every kid can decide for him/herself how to play and have fun. Do you have a ten-year-old and a toddler? Not to worry because we want kids of all ages to have fun and get some exercise in our facility. For the younger kids, we have inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses, wheeled toys such as sit-down scooters, and a variety of balls. The older kids will love our full basketball court, soccer field, and zip-line. Kids ‘N Shape is the perfect place for kids of all ages to engage in fitness play without ever missing their video games.
Ready to get playing? Contact Kids ‘N Shape today to set up a party reservation or make plans for a play date. We cannot wait to see you!