“For younger kids in elementary and middle school play is one of the most important ways in which children learn.”
–Jack Shonkoff, Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Many studies exist that show how movement benefits many parts of the brain. Movement helps us learn language, increases memory as well as our ability to pay attention. Educators and parents agree that getting kids moving helps them absorb, process and learn material. As well, physical activity aids in the development of vital social emotional learning.
What else helps us relax and connect with peers? Laughter! Connecting people through movement and laughter is where KnockerBall USA comes in. From the classroom to the playground, you can increase engagement and create an environment of fun and learning through the leader in bubble soccer equipment. These large inflatable balls that you wear like a backpack are sure to bring increases in heart rate as well as plenty of belly busting laughter.
These are truly fresh spins on classic games. Inside a small area, playing in teams, you try to score as many goals as possible while bumping into people as you are wearing an inflatable ball over a meter in diameter! Games you grew up playing become novel and exciting. As well as bubble soccer, there are so many other games and variations for both younger and older students. Simple relay races become thrilling as you add interesting twists like rolling your friend in the grass. Musical chairs becomes hysterical as big inflatable balls muster for position inside a hula hoop. A PE session that includes KnockerBalls will soon be what’s requested the most by your students.
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As for your time? These balls inflate and deflate in under a minute! Made of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), they compress down, fold and store easily. TPU is durable, pliable and lightweight, ensuring long use by your school. KnockerBalls come in 4 sizes to fit everyone, weigh between 12-15 pounds and are easily sanitized between uses with spray-on cleaner or wipes.
KnockerBall is a great way to get your students interacting with one another while keeping a little distance between each other. Sure to be a highlight of their day, this is a game they won’t soon forget.