Navan O’Mahonys have recently initiated a Phone Free Zone for their Pride of Cubs Nursery every Saturday morning where parents are asked to put their phones away and watch their child play and learn new skills.
It has been very well received across social media and news sites and we look forward to making a success of it.
“The decision was taken after trainers noticed that parents were constantly looking at their phones instead of watching and encouraging their child to develop and share in the whole excitement of improving their skills
The nursery teaches girls and boys from four to six years of age camoige, hurling and football and sometimes kids just want to look up after catching a ball or using a hurl to see their parents cheering them on.
Sometimes parents miss this memory because they are looking at a phone and this can lead to a disappointed child. At this age, it’s all about catching a ball, kicking a ball and running with it or holding a hurl and we have to cheer them on.
The club decided that if we get parents used to not using their phones now and encouraging their children to learn new skills then it will progress through the age groups.
Navan O’Mahony’s want to bring back the mentality that we are a family club and get everyone involved.
In today’s society, people are constantly on their phones in restaurants, bars and everywhere public and the sidelines is no different. We want to change this.
Navan O’Mahony’s was founded long before phones and we want to remind parents of the essence of the community club and get them to live in the moment with their children.”