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Play Park for Kids - Prevent Childhood Obesity

Make it fun for children to get exercise and stay active by providing them a fun area to play in.

We all know the dangers that our young people face today with childhood obesity rates soaring through the roof. This is being caused by the inexpensive, processed foods that are readily available. These foods cram as much fat and salt as they can into little packages that taste great for kids, but provide no nutritional value. Stop the cycle by feeding children the correct foods and taking them to a play park for kids.

Most kids do not need a specific area for them to play. When I was growing up all I needed was a stick and some woods and I was in Heaven! This is not to say that I would not have wanted to go to one of the more popular children's play zones, but I could get by with just running in the yard. These days though, people are becoming more conscious about the health of kids, and have developed specific areas that kids can have fun, let loose, and burn calories.

If you have children who are shy, and nervous around peers, a good way to get them involved is to take them to a playground and begin playing a game that all the other children will want to play too. It is a simple way to get your child to meet new people and be more social.

Where can I find a  Play Park for Kids in My Area?

This is one of the most common questions that I get asked. As a parent, I know that finding the time and the place to take your kids can sometimes be a challenge. With my help, I hope one of these areas will suit your needs.

  • Local City Run Parks - Most cities and communities have either state run or city run parks that are available to the general public. This means that you can enter the park without a fee. This is a great choice if there is a nice one in your area. The downfall of a city park is that sometimes there is not enough funding to get the area back up and running. Some of these parks have been around for many years and have not been fixed.
  • Dedicated Kid Play Areas - These places are usually run as businesses that are there to cater to your needs. Examples of these places are laser tag arenas, Monkey Joes play areas, YMCA, and many more. If you want to put your mind at ease, and know that your kids will be safe, these are the places that you will want to go. You will be charged a fee, but it can be well worth it for the good time that your family will have. Plus you will have the added benefit of tiring your kids out so that they will get good sleep that night!

I encourage everybody to find a play park for kids in your area, and take your little ones there often!