What do your kids do when they get home from school? If you’re like a lot of families, that answer is probably a big panicky shrug. Don’t let screen time takeover. Bring them down to Lanham Skate Center for active fun after school.
When you’re done working for the day, don’t you want to take a break before you start your tasks at home? Kids are the same way! Roller skating is great exercise, and exercise is good for brains as well as bodies. Especially with so many schools doing away with recess and PE classes, it’s important to make sure kids get enough exercise. Skating works the heart, lungs, and muscles, all of which can help boost moods, decrease stress, mitigate symptoms of depression and attention disorders, and of course, make bedtime that much easier.
Did you know kids spend an average of 2-6 hours in front of a screen every day? Don’t let screen-zombification happen to your kids! Skating at Lanham isn’t just good exercise. It will also get them unplugged from TVs, video games, and computers, and encourage socializing in person. A break from screens is good for kids’ eyes, brains, and attention spans. After a long day stuck in desks at school, some unstructured, active play will refresh and recharge them, making it easier to focus on homework and chores at home.
And remember: after-school activities don’t have to break the bank! Check out the schedule at Lanham Skate Center – or even our skating lessons – for all the affordable fun your kids could want after school!