This is an ad by Fisher Price for a way toddlers can get exercise while watching TV.
Rare for me, but I gotta say I’m speechless. Utterly and completely speechless that this is even for sale. Worse, that lots of parents think this is how kids should get their exercise.
As a child in the 50s and a pre-teen in the early 60s, I was gone all day on my bike or up in the tree, or playing kickball, or swimming, or ….anywhere, except inside. f course, we only got four or five TV channels but still, it never occurred to me to be indoors. That was different time, I get that, and today’s kids just aren’t allowed to be as free without fear of the parents being arrested for allowing their kids to walk to school or run to the corner store or play in a park without the parents around.
My mother’s rule was to be home for dinner. Otherwise, no rules…. and she never worried where we were.
No disrespect to Fisher Price – they are probably only marketing what they see as a need, but don’t you feel sorry for the kids whose only idea of exercise is indoors on a bike?