It seems like every year when kids go back to school, the amount of time allotted throughout the school day for physical activity gets smaller and smaller. They might visit PE once a week and have a brief recess mid-day, but that’s hardly enough to keep their activity levels high enough to stay healthy, feel alert, and be engaged in their school work. Part of being a kid is learning how to harness and expend extra energy, but, often, the school day schedule does not support this learning curve. As a parent, there’s a lot you can do outside of school to keep your kids active and ensure they’re not staying sedentary for the entire day. Here’s a few tips for you to try out this school year.
There’s a simple truth that every parent quickly learns: kids need activities! They need someplace to run around, have fun, and burn off their excess energy. Indoor play areas, like bounce houses for instance, are the ideal location for some afternoon kid-friendly activities. But, the indoor play areas in Denver aren’t always the most entertaining places for parents. Your kids are thrilled to be there, so why should you be bored? Let’s talk about some of the most entertaining ways that parents can pass the time.
In today’s technologically-driven society, getting kids away from the screens - televisions, tablets, and cellphones - is more challenging than ever. And if you want to get them up and active, think again. We’re seeing less than a quarter of adolescents ages 6 to 19 are achieving recommended amounts of physical activity on a daily basis. These staggering numbers continue to decline as children grow older because healthy habits, like regular physical activity, are not ingrained in their regular routine. If you want your children to grow up to be strong, healthy adults, development of those habits has to begin early. Let’s talk about some easy ways you can create a routine that will establish healthy habits.