With the rainy, spring weather, it can sometimes be hard to find safe and affordable ways to keep children active. If you think bowling is no more than just a fun family outing, you may be surprised to learn that it is also a great way to encourage your kids to exercise and develop crucial skills.
Build and tone muscles with bowling
Your children don’t need a heavy ball to strengthen their large muscle groups, the key is maintaining the repetitive exercise. Bowling can help your children’s leg strength with a squat paired with a two-handed bowl, or their arm strength with the more advanced one-handed bowl. After ten frames, your children will have done an entire workout without even knowing it!
Enhance gross motor and fine motor skills with bowling
Remember the large muscle group we talked about earlier? Those are your gross motor skills such as leg, core and arm strength that your children will use to pick up and handle their bowling balls. Equally important are those fine motor skills that involve hands and fingers pair with eye coordination that help your children aim the ball. Encourage your children to look where they want the ball to go to increase those valuable fine motor skills.
Ready to get your kids moving in a fun (and sneaky) way this spring? Parkway Social’s online booking system allows you to book your lane at a time that works best for your busy family.
Not only is bowling a fun activity for kids it also provides them with a great form of exercise!