Spring is coming, and with spring comes new opportunities for active leisure. Leisure is not just lying on the couch, especially for small children active rest is important. In winter, many activities are inaccessible to us due to low temperatures, short days and the closure of many facilities. See what activities you can do with children of all ages.
Swimming and playing in water
Children from an early age can have a great time in the water. Pool classes are organized for toddlers as young as three months old! Swimming has a great impact on the child’s posture, which is extremely important, especially during the period of intensive growth, when many children develop faulty posture and curvature of the spine. Older children can go to a regular swimming course, conducted by qualified people. Smaller kids can play with their parents in the pool wading pool (under the supervision of a lifeguard!) and get used to water. Swimming is an extremely useful skill and a healthy activity, which is easiest to acquire in childhood, when we do not yet have our fears and prejudices. No matter how old your child is, swimming classes will not only be great fun, but will also arm your child with new skills for life.
Trampoline or rope park
A great way to spend active time with your child is to go to a rope park or trampoline park. This is entertainment for both the child and the parent. The youngest and older children and adults can go crazy on trampolines, internal child does not pay attention to the biological age. Time spent with a child on such entertainment, for example, in the park Jump Planet Lublinis an opportunity to go crazy together, let the child see its parent, enjoying as a child.
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For slightly older kids and early teens, a rope park can be an attractive pastime. If your child is an adrenaline lover, treat them to an extreme experience in controlled and safe conditions. The rope park route is traversed on a harness, often with a net suspended underneath, so it’s definitely safer than climbing trees in the backyard. The height at which the route is located is matched to the child’s age, height and ability, usually parks offer “junior” or beginner paths that hang barely a few feet above the ground and do not contain the most dangerous elements.
A walk with game elements
For such a walk, prepare a list with objects that the child must find during the walk, for example: two feathers, five pinecones, a stone, a yellow leaf, three sticks. With this list, go for a long walk in comfortable shoes. After the walk, check if you have managed to collect all the items on the list and reward the child for his/her involvement with a trinket. Such games develop perceptiveness and can help teach counting to younger children and reading to older ones.
Learning to ride a bike is another key developmental skill for children, along with swimming. This skill also projects into the rest of your child’s life, so take the time to have your child learn to ride a bike. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a year-old toddler riding a cross-country bike to the playground, or an older child on a slightly longer trip, this activity is sure to do him good. A child’s bike should be adjusted to the child’s height and allow him or her to ride it confidently and steadily. A bike that is too tall, and on which the child will not be able to pedal and brake comfortably, may cause the young person to become discouraged with this form of spending time in the future.
Physical activity is important at any age, so you and your child should take care of your health by choosing active forms of recreation. This is a way to find the inner child in you and teach your little one that activity is important and necessary in life.
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