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Active Play for Body and Mind

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

At Monkey Joe’s in Winter Park, Florida, we offer families the best of both worlds: Excitement and fun that kids love, PLUS a healthy way to get active!
For many kids these days, the lure of video games, iPads, and cell phones outweighs the lure of the backyard. Even when kids do want to run and play, their parents are often hesitant to let them play outside due to safety concerns.

Benefits of physically active play for kids

Yet research shows that kids who get more physical activity each day- at least 70 minutes- show improved thinking skills over their less active peers! The benefits are especially marked in multitasking. This illustrates that it really is important for kids to get plenty of active playtime in their daily routines.

Indoor inflatables to the rescue

The best way to make a healthy change is to make it fun, and we deliver here at Monkey Joe’s! Our indoor playground in Winter Park is full of inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses that encourage kids to jump, climb, and scramble their way through, over, and around. Your kids will get great exercise, but they won’t know or care, because they’re just playing!

If you want to make active play at Monkey Joe’s part of your family’s regular schedule, be sure to pick up one of our Frequent Jumper Cards to save up to 40% off on regular walk-in admission!


Photo by Stephen Depolo via Flickr (CC by 2.0)