Who needs a football field to play football? The front yard will do just fine. This is a classic outside boy opportunity to get moving. Every boy should know how to catch a football and practice is key for the huge developmental benefits not to mention getting loads of energy out. Catching a football requires eye hand coordination, gross motor skills, concentration and patience. Every time your son catches the football he is strengthening neuronal pathways that will help him with his ability to learn, his attention span as well as other academic activities . The social skills of touch football will benefit him greatly as he learns how to emotionally handle the stellar catches as well as the disappointing misses . This is all accomplished in a safe fun environment necessary for learning which is the ultimate benefit of healthy real 3D play. Why play in the front yard? Because your friends will see you out playing and come join you. Finally, just in case you haven’t thought about it, catching a football in the video game on the screen does nothing to help your football game in real life!
Author: Melanie Hempe
Melanie is the Executive Director of ScreenStrong. If you need help reducing the screen conflicts in your home, please reach out to us; we can help. We have tips and solutions for fixing screen problems and reclaiming childhood.