Hopscotch, ladders and all of our favorite school break games are getting a whole new meaning this month with the release of our Kid’s Turf flooring.
Parents, schools and leisure centers are constantly trying to encourage children to engage in social activities with other children and play games so that they aren’t stuck inside on computers. What some may not have quite realized is that research suggests that simple games such as hopscotch can contribute to a bigger part of a child’s development.
“Youngsters who are active and having fun are more likely to develop a positive outlook on physical activity”, said Psychologist Dr. Papadopoulos. She added that playing games can be just as important as a sport as they increase self-esteem and emotional resilience. It’s also a key way of progressing coordination and balance in a starter activity like hopscotch and tag before children move on to more sports style activities like netball, football, and rounders.
The important factor is to “keep it fun” added Dr. Papadopoulos as play increases children’s physical development and their well-being emotionally.
The Kid’s Turf flooring is designed specifically so that you can choose between a complete range of designs and preset games. This new flooring option opens up a world of opportunities for Gyms, especially with a view to revitalizing and dynamizing the crèche areas for kids.
PAVIGYM Turf flooring can be used either indoors, outdoors or both. The strong fibers ensure that the flooring is durable and can endure sports equipment, weather conditions, and endless usage. It’s also a much safer form of flooring than traditional tarmac playground areas.