Sometimes life can just get a bit too serious and technical and we forget how some of the simplest things in life also bring us the most rewards and joy.
Our children are playing less than any previous generation and this lack of play is causing them profound physical, intellectual, social and emotional harm. Experts say our kids are experiencing a play deficit. Parents are choosing structured recreational and sports activities over free play partly because they no longer consider neighborhoods safe for independent play. Children are being overscheduled and their brains are tiring out. They lack the time and space to diffuse and relax.
On average, children engage in 7 hours and 38 minutes of recreational media usage each day. Without ample play, we will continue to see a decrease in creativity and imagination, as well as vital skills including curiosity, social skills, resiliency and the ability to assess risk.
Peekaboo Beans is on a mission to not let kids of today experience this play deficit by doing what we can to get them playing outdoors and having fun. They need this free time and free play in order to become happy healthy human beans! It's not a option, it's a necessity!
We encourage you to join the Summer PLAY Challenge with your family and embrace the opportunity to experience some creative outdoor activities and fun adventures during the short summer months. Peekaboo Beans Summer PLAY Challenge is here to help bring fun back into your life and connect with your children through sharing time together, having fun with one another and PLAYING!
Print off a copy of the Summer PLAY Challenge, post to your fridge, bulletin board etc, and during the summer months of July and August, see how many of these fun activities you can accomplish. Check them off as you go and feel free to update us with summaries of your adventures. Share with us your stories, which ones your kids enjoyed the most, how did you make each activity your own? Whatever you want to say, we would love to hear! Most important of all, have fun and enjoy the time you will spend with your family! Now get out there and PLAY!
For printable PDF version click HERE
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Find out more about the Peekaboo Beans Play Revolution HERE