Tell us if this sounds familiar: Your kids get home from school, decimate the snacks, and then spend the rest of the afternoon, and maybe the evening too, attached to various electronic devices. Turns out, all that staring at screens is not good for their mental health, according to researchers.
Fortunately, there’s a fun after school activity that your kids will love, doesn’t involve screens, and – bonus – it’s actually good for them. That’s right, it’s roller skating to the rescue!
Benefits of After School Skating
Roller skating has many benefits for kids including:
- Stress relief – Exercise is a wonderful way to relieve the stress of the school day and to unwind after classes.
- Socializing – It’s important for children to have a way to socialize with their peers outside of school and OFF social media. Hanging out at the skating rink is a time-honored (and parent-approved) way to meet up with friends.
- Cardio – Doing a few laps around the rink is a great way to get your heart pumping, especially if you’re skating to some great music! Regular skating can build endurance.
- Strength – Skating is excellent cross-training for other sports. It’s especially good for building leg and core strength.
- It’s just plain FUN!
Ready to unplug your kids from their devices and get them moving? Bring them to Deer Park! If they are interested in improving their skating skills, we even have beginner skating lessons on Tuesdays. Contact us today to learn more and sign your kids up for some skating fun.