Child's Play: Bowling with The Family

Posted by Tenpin at 3.00pm on 10 July 2014

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Child's Play (A family affair)

With the loooong summer holidays around the corner, we're betting you're already starting to plan fun things to do as a family.

We think bowling is a great activity for Mums, Dads and kids of all ages.  Of course, we would say that.  But there's a lot more to your time at Tenpin than a good game and a good laugh.

A Family Affair

For starters, you get to drag the little ones away from the telly or the internet for a precious few hours and spend quality time together as a family. They'll soon pick up the basics and will be knocking out the strikes before you know it.  Smiles all-round.

Research has also shown that spending time as a group will help your children develop a sense of identity, create positive connections between every member of the family and ultimately build their self-esteem and confidence.  Especially when they start beating you!

Building Social Skills

Important social skills like understanding and following rules, and playing nicely with others aren't something your children were born with.  The more time they spend interacting in a social environment the better. Bowling is the perfect opportunity for them to relax and be themselves in the company of other people.

Hand Eye Co-ordination

Bowling isn't just a fun family activity, it actually helps exercise the muscles of the hands and eyes and the neural pathways that connect visual information with hand movements.

Scientists have discovered there's a strong link between hand-eye coordination, social skills and learning abilities. For example, developing the way their eyes and hands work together can lead to improved handwriting and drawing abilities. Clever stuff.

So the next time you're wondering what to do as a family, why not book a lane at your local Tenpin alley? It all adds up to a great time for everyone - for more reasons than you might think.

  

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