Spring Break has come and gone, and children across the country have started the countdown to the holidays. The question is, what are the kids to do with their vacation? More importantly, what are you doing to get kids off the couch this summer?
If your children are naturally eager to get off the couch and out the door, you should not have any trouble convincing them to do something other than play video games and Veg front of the TV in the summer. If you have been to let them do just that all year because they put the whole day at school (and they deserve a break) you may have a fight on your hands!
sit around all summer isn ‘t healthy for either physical or emotional health, what are you doing to get them up and get them to move to their summer vacation? Here are some tips from parents like you
take them apart. Swimming is a great way to get a full body workout. More importantly, it’s fun! Most kids are more than willing to suit up and spend a few hours splishing and splashing in the pool. They love to hit the water, you will love to let them burn energy, build muscle and keep fit instead of camping on the couch all day.
Sign them up for the summer camp. Too much time spent sitting around the house practically begs for an unhealthy snack habits and lack of exercise. Sign them up for summer programs and day camps will keep them busy during the day and keep them in a healthy lifestyle way of their vacation.
Hit children at least once a day. kids love to crawl, climb and run on the field during the summer, especially if they have friends to play with. Set aside at least an hour a day to take them out and let them go.
Walk, do not ride. When the weather is good there is no reason to waste time sitting around in a car. Take advantage of the nice weather to walk rather than drive when you go out to run errands your. Grab your cart if you think you are going to need room for more “stuff” than you can carry.
Go Ride. Biking is a great way to get around in the summer, and the kids love the opportunity to fly free on their own wheels. Buy the wheel and teach them to ride it. They love it, you will love the amount of time they spend outside burning energy, build muscle and stay fit.
Now all you have to do remember sunscreen …