Any kind of play that increases your child’s heart rate and makes them huff and puff is going to help them be healthier, both now and as adults. Kids need more of this kind of activity than we do, at least an hour a day. On top of this they need several hours a day of a variety of light physical activities.
Play helps kids by:
Tag, skateboarding, scooting, hopscotch, tree climbing and cycling are all great ways for kids to be active and independent outdoors with supervision nearby.
It is easy to get into the habit of rewarding our kids with sweet foods or takeaway meals. However, it is good to remember that the habits we teach them as kids stay with them as adults.
Try giving rewards that will get kids active. Sports equipment, games or simply trying something new are great ways to reward kids. Some ideas that won’t break the budget are:
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