girl playing on purple slide in church indoor playground

How To Keep Kids Healthy And Active In The Digital Era

November 26, 2018

It’s no secret that kids these days spend plenty of time on their technology. Several years ago, you would have never seen a young child sitting staring at a screen for hours a day, but now it’s an incredibly common sight. Two-thirds of parents worry that their child spends too much time on electronic devices, and this isn’t without reason. More than ever before, children are inactive and not getting the chance to run and play. Here are some tips to get children up and moving, without being attached to their screens.


  • Indoor playgrounds: One of the main reasons parents rely on technology to entertain their children is because it’s not always possible for children to play outside, due to weather or potentially running off. Commercial indoor playground equipment can allow kids to stay active, even if going outside isn’t an option. If you don’t have space for a full-size commercial indoor jungle gym, even a bit of indoor soft play equipment can give kids a fun place to play inside.


  • Pretend play: For a more compact option than even indoor soft play equipment, consider having a few costume pieces and pretend play items available. Kids have incredible imaginations and encouraging them to use it is great for childhood psychological development. Pretend play options, like costumes and certain toys, allow children to exercise their creative sides without relying on technology in the process.


  • Arts and crafts: For more ways to encourage childhood creativity, give kids a few options of art supplies and let them have at it. Just make sure they have plenty of paper to draw on, however, or pick crafts that are guaranteed to be low-mess; otherwise, you might have a bit of cleaning up to do once they’re done.


Kids deserve opportunities to get up and play away from technology; using any of these tips can encourage children to stay active and healthy by giving them a way to stay entertained without staring at a piece of technology for hours.


Looking to add commercial indoor play structures to your business to help kids stay active and entertained? Contact Go Play Systems for a wide variety of indoor soft play equipment and commercial indoor play structures for sale.