If you’ve read our blog before, you probably already know that active play is a great way to teach kids about the value of exercise. But the benefits of bouncing around Fun-E Farm aren’t all physical. Engaging in after school activities have measureable benefits on kids’ mental and emotional development.
4 Benefits of After School Activities
- Encourage your kids to make friends. Playing at Fun-E Farm gives your children the chance to meet other kids their age. Because they’re having fun, it’s easier for shy or socially anxious kids to make new friends And they have a fun space right here to play while they get to know each other. If your child makes a new friend, make a plan to meet up next weekend, too!
- Improves mental development. Taking a break to play has been proven to reduce stress in kids and adults. Studies also show that regular active play improves focus and retention, and even encourages growth in the brain. Fun physical activity should be a regular part of your child’s after-school routine.
- Teaches kids about teamwork. Where do kids learn to be great leaders, social people, and cohesive members of a team? During playtime, of course! When your kids bounce around with other children, they learn to share, take turns, and problem-solve with other kids their age.
- Boosts self-esteem. Doing things they love helps kids feel comfortable in their own skin. A few hours of fun can actually improve their self-esteem over time, allowing them to just be themselves.
Watch your kids grow into who they’re meant to be. Visit Fun-E Farm after school for active playtime.