GILBERT, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For many parents, finding even a couple of hours to spend with their children is like a game of tug-and-war; work and other responsibilities "tug" at the time they could be spending with their kids. In fact, Brent Schmick, president of BounceU, says there has been a significant decrease in the amount of time parents play with their children.
The Learning Channel's television show "John & Kate Plus 8" recently showcased BounceU in Exton, PA as a place where families with multiple children can come for family fun. The reality show features a family with twins and sextuplets, a house-full to say the least. The parents and one of the sextuplets visited BounceU for one-on-one time and had a great experience.
"We find that on the average, parents are very much occupied with their careers and often find it difficult to make sure they spend enough fun, quality time with there children," Schmick said. "However, even an hour here and another hour there can make a world of a difference to the child. Parents with multiple children can use BounceU as a chance to get out of the house and get one-on-one time, as well as a reward for good behavior."
Schmick said whatever time a parent can dedicate to his or her child is worth it. In the past generation, the average child's free time has reduced by 15 to 25 percent, according to PlayingForKeeps.org – an organization that improves outcomes and quality of life for kids by increasing their access to healthy, developmental play. The organization also says that within the past 20 years, family dinners decreased by 33 percent and family vacations decreased by 28 percent – all taking away from family time.
With cutting-edge play structures and games, BounceU offers a safe and comfortable indoor environment that makes it easy for parents to join their children in fun, one-on-one play time. Schmick said the center's concept is to make play time fun not only for children, but adults, too. Both kids and adults enjoy the interactive, physical nature of equipment.
For more information, please visit www.bounceu.com.
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