• This entry was posted in Table tennis on November 13, 2018

  • With cold weather comes a chance for families to spend more time together. There are fewer scheduled extracurricular activities to pull you in different directions. Once you're at home together, though, what can you do that's fun and engaging? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends at least 60 minutes of moderate or more vigorous play every day. That's not just for the summertime; it's for every day. We've come up with 5 cold-weather family activities to make your family time count. You can also slip in some exercise and some fun. While staying indoors can sometimes be more comfortable, the occasional outdoor jaunt is also a great way to spend a few hours together on a crisp fall day.



    If you're looking for something different that's always available and ready to play, try foosball. This table-top version of soccer has been around since the late 1800s, but didn't gain popularity in the U.S. until shortly after World War II. Two to four players work the man rods on either side of the table to move the ball towards their opponents' goal.


    Family Bike Ride

    As long as you're dressed for the weather and the paths are clear of rain and snow, a bike ride is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the autumn scenery. Check the air in the tires on the bikes, and cruise to the park or check out bike trails in your community. Afterwards, you can go home and warm up with some hot apple cider or hot chocolate.


    Outdoor Play

    A study conducted through the Seattle Children's Research Institute learned that more than half of all preschool-age kids don't go outside and play under parent supervision. You can change that statistic. Take advantage of the sunshine, and go for a walk with your children. Let them use their ride-on toys and tricycles, or help them pull a wagon and collect some outdoor treasures. If you time it right, you can all work up an appetite, then stroll home just in time for a hot lunch.  


    Table Tennis

    Getting the family together for a little competition is a great way to spend a cold-weather day. Table tennis can be played by up to four people, and you can always appoint a fifth family member as the scorekeeper. It's a good way to get exercise, whether it's with an indoor or outdoor table tennis table.


    Something for Teens

    It's sometimes hard to get teens out from in front of the TV or computer. Teach them the fun of fitness with a workout together on exercise equipment. Treadmills and stationary bikes are good starters for teens, especially those involved in sports. It's an activity that you can do together no matter what the weather is like outside.


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