As the November winds start blowing, it’ll be time to move your homeschool PE time indoors. And while the family room may be big enough for the kids to move about, there will be plenty of days this winter when you may be feeling some cabin fever. So where’s a kid to go for some indoor activities?
Our local park districts have open gym times at their various community centers. Boulder Point in Oswego opens up the gymnastics area, with trampolines and climbing ropes, on Mondays and Fridays. In Aurora, the Prisco Community Center has open gym for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball and the Eola Community Center for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and table tennis. Vaughn Athletic Center has a play area for small children, open gym, batting cages, tennis courts, an indoor track and the pool, in addition to the fitness center. All these resources are available through your local park districts.
For the little ones through teens, and even parents, nothing beats good ole jumping around, and Bounce Town in Oswego has the facilities for that. Airtastic Play Land in Aurora, Big Bounce Party Zone in Naperville and Hoppers Inflatable Family Fun Center in Yorkville all have open bounce times, so check around for the one that meets your family’s requirements for fun.
But maybe your older children need more of a challenge than just bouncing around or shooting some hoops. You might want to look into Vertical Endeavors Indoor Rock Climbing Facility in Warrenville. They have classes for all levels, and just about anyone can climb, even on the first try.
Homeschoolers have many options for indoor physical education. You just have to look around.