It’s a pretty bold claim, but it’s true.
Families see the power of getting out of the house from the earliest moments of their children's lives. And guess what, it never goes away.
It’s something I have seen first hand as a parent. That getting out of the house with my family is a chance to laugh and play together. To make new friends (kids and parents); to learn new skills, explore passions or just spend quality time together.
I also run a weekly fun run for kids, and through that work have seen how kids activities contribute towards the building of local communities, how they help families connect at a new stage in their lives and strengthen bonds that already exist. I have learnt how activities for children are associated with improved self-esteem and resilience; as well as school readiness, educational achievement and emotional intelligence. In the early years after giving birth, attending activities has been linked to improved health outcomes for Mums specifically.
And so we’re on a mission to help families get out of the house; to introduce them to new experiences that will educate, inspire and entertain. It’s a mission shared by families, activity organisers, health and education professionals and the team here at Hoop.
Because amazing things really do happen when you get out of the house.
Father, organiser and CEO of Hoop