Brrr, it’s 15 degrees out, snow and ice are on the ground and winter is finally here. Many schools are closed today because of the weather, but it appears that Fayette County Public Schools will just be on a one-hour delay. But, Jessamine, Clark, Woodford, Scott Counties all have the day off….Woohoo!
Check to see if your school is closed here: http://www.lex18.com/pages/school-and-business-closings/
There isn’t quite enough snow to build a snowman or go sledding, so come to Kids Place Adventure Playground!
Active kids get better grades. Bring your kids to Kids Place Adventure Playground and let them crawl, climb, slide and bounce their way to a better report card!
Here’s what the New York Times says about activity and grades:
Exercise Yields Dividends in the Classroom
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Physical exercise in children improves not only cardiovascular health but also academic performance, an analysis of several studies has found.
The review, published in The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, covered 14 prospective studies that included at least one measure of physical activity and one of cognitive skill or academic achievement.
Nine studies compared students based on participation in gym classes or organized sports, rather than on measurements of physical activity. These produced inconsistent conclusions.
But all three of the studies that measured time spent in physical activity found it associated with academic performance, and the two rated highest in methodological quality confirmed a positive relationship between physical activity and school achievement.
The reasons for the connection are unknown, but the researchers suggest that exercise increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain and may lead to increased levels of norepinephrine and endorphins, important in stress reduction.
The lead author, Amika S. Singh, a senior researcher at VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands, said there was no evidence about exactly how much or what kind of exercise is beneficial. But, she added, “I think it’s healthy to look for a good balance between time spent in academic work and in physical activity.”
…Bring the kiddo’s over to Kids Place! Kids (and Dad’s) can only shop for so long before they get the wiggles and start acting up. So Dad’s, give your kids a break (and yourself) and come over to Kids Place.
HOLIDAY Hours: Click HERE!
Hungry too? We gotcha covered…full snackbar, plus we serve Domino’s Pizza!
Don’t want to miss the game? We gotcha covered there too , with a large tv in the Snack Stop eating area.
Have work to do? We gotcha covered there too. Free high speed internet wi-fi!
Want to beat the traffic around Fayette Mall? (We are located right between Wal Mart and the Cinemark Theater at Fayette mall)
Consider parking in the back of the theater and walking across our parking lot. It might save about 10 minutes when the traffic is heavy. Also, when you leave Kids Place consider leaving out the back way around LAC and down the alley. That will save you another 10 minutes.
Also, check out our coupons and specials HERE.
Thursday Closed- Happy Thanksgiving
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 9pm
Sunday 1pm – 7pm
Speaking of turkey…can you draw a hand turkey like this?
All you need to do is trace your hand and fingers with crayons, add a beak, an eye, legs, feet, wings and the gobbler thingy on its neck, then color, and presto, you have a turkey!
Here’s the official facebook Turkey Hand page…
Also, here’s a more advanced Hand Turkey here.
However, arts and crafts can only keep kids entertained for so long. So when you need to get the energy out come to KIDS PLACE!
After you Rock the Vote Tuesday- bring your kids to Kids Place! Schools in Kentucky are closed on voting days, so take advantage of the day off and bring your kids to the largest indoor adventure playground in Kentucky, Kids Place!
Kids Place is located right behind Fayette Mall, between the Cinemark theater and Wal-Mart.
What cool things have your kids created with legos? Post pictures of your kids lego creations on our Facebook wall. Who knows, you might win 50 tokens for your next visit!
Here are some interesting articles and links on legos:
Beat the MUD! Come to Kids Place, home of the LARGEST indoor soft play playground in Kentucky!
Lexington has some great Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Apple Orchards, but on a cold, wet and rainy weekend the only DRY place to be is Kids Place! Tunnels, rope climbs, cargo nets, slides, air bounces, arcade games, giant lego blocks, parties, prizes, pizza and more. Don’t forget, grown-ups always get in free!
The next sunny day you can check out Devine’s Corn Maze, or Boyd’s Apple Orchard but on the wet and muddy days, let your kids burn off some energy and get the wiggles and jiggles out at Kids Place!
Trick or treat hours always seem to be hard to find, so we thought we’d track them down for the Lexington Mom’s and post it here.
All times provided by local officials in each city/county (via Lex18.com):
Lexington – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Frankfort – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Berea – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Morehead – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Winchester – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Mount Vernon – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Nicholasville – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Wilmore – Oct.31, 6-7:30 p.m.
Georgetown – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
London – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Richmond – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Campbellsville – Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m.
Williamsburg – Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Somerset – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Versailles – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Pike County – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Paris – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Mt. Sterling – Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
Danville – Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.