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    Decorating for a Tween Boy's Birthday

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Are you planning a birthday party for a tween boy? Planning for tweens can sometimes be challenging for party hosts, given that tweens often aren’t interested in childish party themes but still want to have a lot of fun at their birthday celebrations.  

    In general, it’s good to play it safe with classic themes and colors. By making some simple centerpieces and adding a few fun accents, parents can create a no-fuss festive look, perfect for any tween birthday party or celebration. Check out this video for more great design tips.  

    Are you looking for a kids’ party place for your teen, tween, or child? BounceU was voted Long Island’s best kids’ birthday place, and we take birthday parties to the next level. Contact our Birthday Party Pros at (516) 986-4518 for more information about our open bounce sessions, children’s birthday parties, and inflatable fun! 

    Exercise May Help Lower Stress in Children

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Children are exposed to high levels of stress because of school, testing, and extracurricular activities. Studies show that regular exercise may be the key to managing the physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms that come with stress. At BounceU, we take pride in providing a stress-free environment for kids to have fun and be active. Here are some other benefits for children who exercise on a regular basis:  

    Better Sleep
    In order for children to perform well in school, it’s essential that they sleep well at night. Children who wake up refreshed after a full night of sleep generally exhibit more positive attitudes and make better decisions during the day. Exercise has noticeable effects on sleep patterns, as kids who exercise regularly tend to sleep longer and fall asleep faster than kids who don’t exercise.

    Better Grades
    A study conducted in Spain found that students who engaged in regular fitness activities were more academically successful than students who were less physically active. Specifically, grades in math and language were higher among the physically fit students. A different study, conducted in Texas, showed a clear correlation between a healthy heart and lungs and students getting better grades.

    Fewer Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
    Physical activity causes the release of endorphins, which are chemicals that create positive feelings in the body. The regular release of endorphins leads to a more consistently positive mood and a general sense of well-being. Children who exercise are better able to maintain healthy weights and increased energy levels throughout the day, which contribute to positive self-image.

    Lifelong Exercise Habits
    Children who participate regularly in physical activity tend to continue those exercise habits into adulthood. Stress increases with age, so it’s important to encourage children to get a head start in learning to manage their stress with healthy physical activity.

    One great way to encourage exercise is to let your kids bounce away their stress at BounceU in Farmingdale. We offer open bounce sessions, field trips, and kids’ birthday parties. Contact us at (516) 986-4518 for more information about our bounce options and party packages. 

    How School Field Trips Benefit Children

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Many children look forward to school field trips because they present a more exciting alternative to spending the day in the same classroom, just like any other day. Interestingly, these excursions may also benefit children from an educational standpoint. Read on to find out exactly how school field trips benefit children.

    Improved Memory
    A school field trip can be considered a novel experience for two reasons: Field trips are typically not very common, and they tend to be held at locations that children do not frequently visit. These factors cause the event to stand out in the participating children’s minds, enhancing their memories of the occasion. A novel situation like this presents the opportunity to educate children in a way that will truly stick over time.

    Increased Interaction
    In addition to enjoying long lasting memories of both fun and education, children who go on field trips have the opportunity to socialize to a greater degree than normal. Teachers may reorganize their students’ desks every so often, but field trips are immediate shake-ups that can be social outlets for some children. Additionally, children who tend to be on the shier side may have less trouble interacting in a more relaxed and positive environment.

    Greater Benefit for Disadvantaged Children
    While all children have the potential to benefit from school field trips, those who grew up in high poverty schools may stand to gain the most. Children who can afford to go to high quality schools will typically receive a better quality education, but even those who go to superior schools benefit from field trips. Those who go to lower quality schools will benefit to an even greater degree because there is a more substantial difference between their normal education and their education on a field trip.

    Are you interested in learning more about how school field trips benefit children? Find out for yourself when you book a school field trip with Bounce U in Farmingdale. We also host children’s birthday parties and open bounce sessions. For more about our parties or bounce sessions, please feel free to visit our website or give us a call at (516) 986-4518.

    Clever Ways to Gift Cash for a Birthday

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Although it is usually appreciated, cash is not the flashiest birthday present that you can give. However, there are a few different techniques you can use to enhance the experience. Watch this video for a few clever ways to gift cash for a birthday.

    One simple yet creative way to gift cash is by putting bills inside balloons. Have the child pop the balloon and receive the money inside. Making shapes or even elaborate origami creatures out of the money can also be entertaining. If you want to be very interactive, design a treasure or scavenger hunt with the cash as the final prize.

    Now that you have a few ideas for how to gift cash for a birthday, consider hosting the party at Bounce U. We are a Farmingdale based children’s birthday party service that also hosts open bounce sessions. Would you like to know more about us? Feel free to call us at (516) 986-4518.

    Encouraging Your Kids to Exercise

    Last updated 1 month ago

    A sedentary lifestyle increases your risk for overweightness and obesity as well as the health risks that come along with these conditions. Unfortunately, advances in technology and the changing of modern society tend to facilitate this lack of physical activity. Keep reading if you are looking for help in encouraging your kids to exercise.

    Provide Choices
    It is the nature of children to occasionally revolt when they are not given an adequate range of choices. Telling your kids exactly how, when, and where they should exercise may sap their enthusiasm and cause them to resist. Fortunately exercise comes in countless forms, and your child will likely find at least one form interesting. Consider signing your child up for a team sport like hockey or soccer with his or her friends. Your child may alternatively enjoy more independent, individual forms of exercise like karate or ballet. When it comes to exercise, there is something for everyone.

    Limit Electronics
    One major factor that prevents children from participating in physical activities is technology. Kids tend to enjoy watching television programs or movies, playing video games, or simply surfing the Internet. Since all of these activities can be incredibly time consuming, it is wise to limit your children’s use of electronics. This frees up time for them to get outside and be active, however it is they choose to do so.

    Make It Fun
    All individuals are alike in that it is much easier to bring yourself to do something if it is fun to do. If your child does not enjoy team sports or individual physical activity for the sake of exercise, be creative. Look into places like Bounce U, where children can spend some time playfully bouncing around on inflatable toys; even bouncing is a great form of exercise.

    If you are looking for a fun way for your children to exercise, please do not hesitate to call Bounce U at (516) 986-4518. We are happy to serve the Farmingdale area with kids’ birthday parties and open bounce sessions, both of which are great forms of exercise. You can find out much more information about our services by visiting our website.

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