Recreational Activities Provide Brain Boost

There is a lot for kids to learn from recreational activities such as laser tag. We’ve previously talked about developing leadership and other responsibilities (though this isn’t exclusive to kids). “Sport and physical activity helps your kids learn better,” and though you may be doubtful, read on to get a taste of the facts.

The Mental Benefits of Recreational Activities

“Researchers all around the world have been investigating the links between sport, physical activity and academic achievement.” You may realize that this is part of the benefit of giving kids time for gym and recess during the school day. It’s true; these researchers have found that a certain amount (and certain kinds) of physical activity can act as a ‘brain boost’ for your children and help them to achieve in their classes.

It isn’t difficult to imagine why. It’s common knowledge that exercise comes with a slew of mental and physical benefits. It also helps to increase social development in most cases, since the majority of these recreational periods are in the company of others. As a bonus, recreational activities not only make children more able to absorb knowledge, but it shows that they become more “open to learning,” too, which any parent or teacher should be thrilled to hear.

There is no single activity that leads to a single result in these cases. That is, any kind of exercise or physical activity should work to reach a handful of positive results. Where school recess might make a kid more ready to face their next math class, a round of, say, laser tag could increase positive peer relationships with teammates and other players. In addition, recreational activities are said to “improve memory, concentration, and reasoning ability” in addition to “improving motor skills and on-task behavior in lessons.” In short, the amount of benefits are numerous. Can you think of any drawbacks to kids getting exercise?

Laser tag isn’t the only physical activity that can give kids a boost, but it’s got our vote! No matter the weather or season, you can get a group together of any size and get the day’s exercise in. For a place that can keep everyone healthy while having a great time, come visit or contact the ShadowLand Adventures nearest you by clicking here today! We will be happy to go over the details with you so that we can shape the event to be exactly what you envisioned. Our goal is always customer satisfaction, so take the time to shape this vision with us and we will carry it out without fail.


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