"Hey, Mom, can Josh and Daniel come over to play after school?"
"Sure, what are you going to do?"
"We were going to play some basketball. Daniel's brother is on the high school team and taught him some great plays. Now Daniel's gonna show them to us!"
Do you wish you had more conversations like this at your house? Having neighborhood kids play together outside until the moms all called everyone in to dinner used to be a part of every kid's life. These days, children sometimes rush home from school and run straight to a video game console instead. How can you help get your family to spend more time playing outdoors?
Keep your kids active with a Game Court
Game courts can be installed indoors or out and are designed to make playing active games fun and enticing. Each court can be personalized for the games you and your kids most like to play. What can you play on a Game Court? You can enjoy playing or practicing many sports including:
- hand ball
- paddle tennis
Moreover, the custom clear markings and flexible game court surface is a perfect place for games like:
- dodge ball
- four square
- capture the flag
- roller hockey
With a safe shock absorbing surface it is also a terrific place for doing:
- Gymnastics, tumbling and cheerleading moves
- Aerobics and Zumba.
Keep your Neighborhood Moving with a Game Court
You aren't the only parent who would rather see your kids outside playing and learning how to get along with others while running off energy. So it isn't hard to convince parents to send their kids over to your house when you have a great place for them to play. Even better, the parents might want to come over too as they watch you playing a game of volleyball and notice your side needs a few more players to fill the holes in the back row.
Active Kids are Happier and Healthier
Playing with friends outside keeps kids in better shape mentally and physically. Game playing helps kids to develop better friendships. They learn how to share, take turns, and work out the rules of the game. Informal playing in the backyard helps kids develop leadership skills and creativity as they learn to be in charge of their teams and even invent new games. What game will they think of next?