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8 • April 2018 •

KIDS’ CORNER

KIDS AND BASEBALL: TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME! By Jill “MamaBug” Frier

your tickets in advance so you know exactly what you’re getting. aseball season has arrived! You can go online to pick your Our family loves to go to seat locations, stay within your baseball games. Not only price range, and make sure all of does this activity let you get your your seats are located together. kids out of the house, it also alThe fewer surprises, the more fun lows your family to see nature and for your family. science in action. Fresh air and bird • Plan your parking strategy: watching abound, not to mention There are usually many different baseball statistics, field geometry parking options for a ballpark, but and the aerodynamics of baseballs they vary in price and distance. in action! Ladybug is a baseball kid It’s a good idea to know where and roots for the Arizona Diamond- you plan to park before you go, so backs like a pro. She is also learning you know how early more and more about America’s you need to get there Greatest Pastime and the teams that before the game and play with each game we attend. how much you need to spend on parking. Baseball is a very kid-friendly • Get there early: sport. Most teams go out of their The parking, walking, way to make sure that the whole waiting in lines and family can enjoy a game together maneuvering your by providing activities and special family into their seats extras just for kids. Take the time takes time. There’s to find out what is available at no way around it, so your local ballpark before you go. make it a point to get Knowledge is power and can make to the game early. your baseball adventure much Take a look at the more enjoyable. ballpark information before you go, as the One really cool aspect of basetime they open the ball is how it can relate directly gates can vary from to science and mathematics. The game to game. Be Arizona Diamondbacks partnered sure to bring plenty with Chase and Insight in 2013 to of water, sunscreen develop and launch a program that and a hat (especially promotes the importance of STEM if you are in Arizo(Science, Technology, Engineerna), in the event you ing and Mathematics) for kids in have to wait in line the Arizona education system. The for the gates to open. Arizona Diamondbacks Science of • Plan your meals: Baseball, presented by Chase and Eating is one of the Insight each season, has reached main activities we do over 6000 students in 100 schools - at a baseball game. just one more reason to love going Chase Field has so to a baseball game in Phoenix. many options, it can be hard to choose. To get the most fun out of taking It’s a good idea to your kid to a baseball game, conthink about your sider the following before you go: snacking or meal• Buy your time strategy before tickets in advance: Various prices you go. and levels of tickets are available •Take time to if you buy your tickets at the ball- explain the game: park, but it’s a better idea to buy One of the most

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important, and entertaining, aspects of going to a game with your kid is teaching them about the game itself. Explain scoring, hitting, running bases and teams. Older kids can get into stats and seasons. • Bring a dose of patience: Whenever you are having a fun adventure with your kids, be sure to bring your patience with you. Make time for bathroom breaks, sightseeing, snacks, activities and gift shop trips. Enjoy seeing your kids have fun and realize that they

need breaks and rest to make this activity a memorable one. Last but not least - have fun! Baseball is a game, and games are all about having fun. This should be a fun adventure with your kids make it one of the lifetime memories for your whole family. Be sure to check out Ladybug’s Blog for more articles and recommendations for fun things to do outside with kids everywhere in Arizona!

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