This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.
Let’s Play Trenton Recap
While your child climbing up the playground stairs may just look like playtime to you, it’s actually a very important and crucial aspect of their life. As most know, I am a big advocate of playtime and recess.
Getting all of that excess energy out helps your child’s behavior. Think about how you feel sitting at your desk all day at work. By the time lunchtime rolls around you are just itching to get away from your desk and get your body moving. It’s the same for your children. Playtime helps them concentrate and behavior better at home and in the classroom.
Take a look at how many hours a day your children are not moving. Sadly, the lack of playtime is driving child obesity levels up!
Playtime also helps our children be more empathetic and learn to work with others. They learn to understand feelings and thoughts through pretend games.
It helps create creative, artistic and innovative adults. All of this “playtime” that our children are not getting enough of helps them later in life!
It’s for these reasons that I was really excited about the #LetsPlayTrenton project.
That’s not all, thousands of dollars of sports equipment was also donated and sent out to area schools, organizations and the like to get kids moving and playing! I cannot wait to see the kids having a blast on their new playground equipment!
I cannot wait to see the kids having a blast on their new playground equipment!
For the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority, visit letsplay.com .