Friday, October 25, 2019

1st handball game at Kolbert Playground

They renovated this playground 1 1/2 years there is a cool mini track now (she loved riding her 3-wheel scooter on it) and big kid swings (added to the toddler swings), lovely new little kid climbing/slide area, more benches and new basketball courts. 

(Sadly, they must have run out of money for the renovation and did not put in new bathrooms, so yucky.)

Kolbert playground (in Midwood Brooklyn) is the playground I went to when I was a teenager to play NYC handball for the first time (I played handball 13-19 years old and competitive paddle-ball mid-teens to early twenties). So, it was fitting that Lina had her 1st handball game ever at a court on this playground. I decided to teach 11 1/2 year old Lina how to play handball to improve hand-eye coordination (also, it's great for muscle strength & agility). Since she just needs to carry a little blue ball for the game, she can play singles or doubles with other kids when we commute to other parks.

She is enjoying the new sport and also the new musical instrument. After only 1 month of learning how to play acoustic guitar, she plays "Greensleeves" and Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" on guitar now, as well as original rock music, so cool! We are looking forward to Halloween...she picked a terrific costume based on a video game she likes, will post a pic of her costume soon.