These days, kids are inundated with entertainment options. Whether it’s playing computer games or keeping up with the latest YouTube star, children are constantly bombarded with media that can isolate them and keep them indoors. It’s important, however, that you find a way to help your child resist these temptations and get them involved in more active pastimes such as team sports. Bowling is a type of team sports that may get kids to be more active. Here are a few reasons why.
Everyone Can Enjoy Bowling
No one needs to be physically gifted to take part in bowling. If a kid isn’t particularly athletic, they don’t have to be able to throw, jump, or run fast to participate in a bowling league. If they’re young, bumpers can be set up, so they won’t even have to suffer the embarrassment of gutter balls. It’s not a contact sport either, so kids won’t have to worry about being pushed around by other kids or concern themselves with getting injured. If they’re physically impaired or unable to bowl, they can use a ramp, enabling them to be involved in competition regardless of their physical limitations.
Kids Love It
Some physical activities aren’t fun for every kid. While some children might take to basketball or track, others will show no interest. Bowling, however, is a treat for children (and adults) of all ages. That’s why bowling alleys are great places for kids’ birthday parties. Stars and Strikes has bowling and several other fun activities onsite for kids as well. When they’re done with their bowling league, you can let them loose in the arcade or have them compete in a session of laser tag. With so much to do, it’s no challenge getting your kid to join a bowling league.
Learn the Value of Teamwork
One of the benefits of bowling leagues is how kids learn how to work together. Because teams win based on their total score, there’s not too much pressure on any one child to be the best. No one team member has to bear the responsibility alone for winning and losing, so everyone learns the value of working together as they cheer each other on to victory. Losing, of course, provides valuable life lessons as well — lessons that can be shared equally among everyone on the team. Also, is there a better way to get over a loss than with pizza and video games? No matter how upsetting a loss may be, a couple of hours in the arcade — and perhaps some laser tag or bumper cars — can do wonders for putting a loss in perspective.
If getting your kid involved in a youth bowling league sounds appealing, there’s no better way to get started than with a visit to Stars and Strikes. As the home of the best kids’ birthday parties in Lawrenceville, GA, we offer all kinds of fun games and great food. Visit our Lawrenceville location, or give us a call at (678) 965-5707 today!