Cricinfo – 11.03.18 – News, Sport, Entertainment, Sports, Kids article The children’s plastic chair craze is on the rise again.
In just a couple of years, the number of children’s chairs seen at major sporting events has shot up to nearly 400 million, a figure that has been cited as the reason why the sport of tennis is becoming increasingly popular.
“We see this resurgence in the last year, especially in Australia, where there have been more than 2 million children’s seats in use,” says Mark Levene, chair of the Australian Sports Concourse Committee, which represents parents, businesses and the community.
“It’s not just tennis but basketball and football, rugby league and the Olympics.
It’s really been on the upswing.”‘
We just want to see the children’s chair’ In 2015, Levena released his report titled Kids in the Chair: How to Build a Family and Support Kids in Their Sport.
“We just have to recognise that this is the new normal,” he says.
“If you look at the number and the growth of sports, it’s really growing across all sports, and there are a lot of children, especially kids from disadvantaged backgrounds, who need this type of activity.”
And we don’t know what it is, but we think it’s something that parents should support.
“The chair is a popular item among many parents and the childrens’ chair is also popular among childrens fans, who dress up and play with the chairs, as they often do at sports events.
“There’s no doubt about that. “
Kids love the chairs,” Levenes wife, Liz, says.
“There’s no doubt about that.
They love it.
It looks so cute.”
The Australian Sport Concourse is also working with the American Association of Sport Concourses (AASCC) to introduce a range of kids’ chair accessories to help children and their families enjoy sports.
“As the chair continues to grow in popularity and it’s become more mainstream, parents want to know what to do and what to get their children involved in,” Levasse says.
Childrens chairs and toys are now being offered for sale online, in stores and online through sports retailer Toys R Us, with more to come in the future.
Levene says that while the chair and chair accessories are popular, there is an important message to send parents and their children.
“There is no reason for kids to be sitting in chairs and watching TV in the same way that they do.
That is not acceptable,” he explains.
You can read more about the chair craziness in the Australian Magazine.
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