Are we breeding couch potatoes? Are our kids being babysat by TV, computer and video games? Well, many of us would arguably agree. Studies show that the average child spends up to a third of their day watching the tube. A third! (I, too, admit to allowing the TV to “watch” my oldest child here and there.)
I know that some of our busy and hectic schedules don’t allow us much time (or even daylight hours for that matter) for us to go out with our kids, but maybe you could invest in a toy that promotes activity, like a trampoline, a bike, or something a little cheaper and less dangerous:
- The Soccer Trainer has a weight base that you can fill with sand or water. Though I initially thought it was small, it does it job quite well. It also has a handle on base, so it’s easy to carry even when it’s filled up.
- There’s an easy to inflate 8-inch soccer ball (pump included). The total set up took me less than 5 minutes from start to finish (that includes opening the package).
- A 62-inch bungee cord keeps the ball from running away. The child can practice alone or two people can kick back to each other. The ball rebounds back, making goal practice easy. You can save and shoot continuously on the goal.
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