New Year, New Opportunity
At TreeSwingStore.com beyond building great wood tree swings for kids and adults we spend a lot of time thinking about things that can help kids have a healthier, more active life while at the same time teaching them useful skills. As you have seen with our recent blog posts we have been talking a lot about games for kids. As 2012 came to a close we found ourselves asking the question “what more can we do that will be beneficial for kids and their parents?”
As parents ourselves we spend a lot of time asking that very question. It’s so easy to get caught up in the busy and hectic flow of life, plenty of time spent “doing” and being a part of good activities, but at the same time missing out on quality family time, missing a lot of opportunities to teach our own children useful skills that we took for granted growing up. Just a few days ago I had a conversation with a couple of my neighbors about the fun things we did as kids that you just don’t see happening as much now. The games we played taught us useful skills, how to play nice with others, how to compete, how to win or lose with humility and how to work harder if you wanted to win the next time. Sometimes I feel like simple values are being lost in the high-tech world we live in. Not because we don’t have those same values, but simply because we find it difficult to make that time for our kids to teach them things they need to know. With these thoughts and questions in mind we’ve decided that at we are going to dedicate time this year to teaching our kids more than just how to build a nice wooden tree swing. And we want to share that with all of you that are looking for the same thing.
This year we will continue to share ideas with you about fun games and activities you can do with your kids outside to keep them active, but we’re also going to spend more time sharing ideas to teach useful skills to our kids and trying to do it in a fun way that will keep kids wanting more! Keep in mind that we are just parents like any of you and we don’t have all the answers or even the best ideas, but we will do our best to deliver to you each week an activity or two that will be both fun and useful. We also hope that if you have thoughts or ideas that you have found to make good teaching opportunities that are fun with kids please feel free to share those ideas with us so we can pass them along to all our friends and readers.
From the TreeSwingStore.com, Happy New Year! And may this be a great year of teaching our kids how to have fun, stay healthy and make learning fun for all of us.