Think play is just for fun? Think again! An afternoon at Bounce ‘N Play may put a smile on your children’s faces, but the benefits will last long after the day is done. Active play positively impacts kids moods, mental development, and even their performance in school.
The ABC’s of Exercise and the Brain
- All about blood flow. Physical fitness improves blood flow to the brain, which means your kid’s cranium is getting more oxygen and glucose. What does that mean in the real world? Kids are more alert and focused, which allows them to memorize more efficiently and learn new material more quickly.
- Building blocks of the brain. Studies show that regular exercise builds brain cells in the areas relating to memory. Kids who exercise have better short-term memory and respond to things more quickly than kids who don’t.
- Crush that creativity! Are your kids artistically-minded, auditorily adept, or creative problem solvers? Exercise improves the brain’s flexibility, allowing kids to think outside the box.
- Develop spatial awareness. Studies show that interactive, dimensional play—that is, play that incorporates multiple surfaces and spaces, like jumping rope or climbing up and jumping down an inflatable slide—help kids develop spatial awareness, which allows them to understand fundamental skills like geometry later in life.
- Everyone works together. Active play develops social skills and leadership abilities. Kids who play together can tackle teamwork in other areas too, like group projects at school.
- Fun! Stress damages children’s brains, but having fun helps kids release their daily stresses. Bring on those smiles!
Join us at Bounce ‘N Play for open play, group events, and kids birthday parties in Astoria.