Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Game Day at the Library!

Catch the beat at the Lane Memorial Library this summer with a program for teens featuring the popular game, Dance Dance Revolution, on Monday, July 6, 3:00-5:30.

DDR is a game players can dance to (like an electronic version of "Twister," or "Simon Says" for your feet). Players compete by following directional arrows on the screen and stepping on corresponding arrows on a floor mat controller. More details can be found at http://www.ddrfreak.com.

Research has demonstrated that playing DDR improves pattern recognition skills, especially in ADHD students, and offers an aerobic workout that gets the heart rate up to 140 beats per minute. Schools in West Virginia, Kansas and California are implementing DDR and similar video games into the physical education curriculum.

Registration begins on June 23, 2009. The first twenty-four (24) players to return a signed permission slip will be eligible for participation; this program is limited to students entering grade 6-12.

DDR is a safe and fun game; however, participants play this game at their own risk. The Library cannot be responsible for participants’ health or fitness. To add your name to the registration list and pick up a permission slip, please contact Kirsten at 926-3368.

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