Making Sure Your Little Ones Are Getting Enough Exercise

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With the development of technology, kids tend to prefer to spend their time browsing social media, watching their favorite cartoons and shows online, and playing games on their consoles. But it’s important that you encourage them to incorporate sufficient exercise into their routines as well. If your child is aged six or older, they should be getting at least one hour of physical activity a day in order to improve their strength and stamina and to promote healthy development. There are also other benefits that tend to come hand in hand with encouraging your child to exercise, such as boosting their confidence, teaching them the value of teamwork, and spurring on hobbies and passions. So, to help you get started in the right direction, here are just a few different types of exercise that your kids might enjoy!

 

Baseball

Baseball is an extremely popular team sport that can endow your kids with a full social life at the same time as giving them an opportunity to work out. Check out local clubs to see whether there are training sessions or teams in your local area. If there isn’t anything nearby, you could set up your own team in your local neighborhood. Getting to grips with the basics, encouraging parents to accompany their kids along to training sessions and matches, and investing in the basics like dugout charts can prove just as much fun for you as your kids! The sport requires little ones to practice a variety of skills – from running to throwing, catching, and batting – so you can be sure they will get a thorough workout from each session.

 

Swimming

Swimming is a valuable life skill that just so happens to provide a thorough and comfortable full-body workout. If your kids can’t yet swim, enroll them in specialist swimming classes where they will be taught the basics in a safe environment. This is also a great activity for weaker children or overweight children, as swimming is low impact and the water helps to support their body weight, meaning that they get to stretch out, work their muscles, and move with less pressure or strain.

 

Ice Skating

Remember that you can think outside of the box when it comes to sports for your kids to try out. Ice skating lessons at a local rink can be extremely fun and something that your little ones really look forward to. While they get out of puff, they will also pick up great skills such as balance.

 

As you can see, the options available to your little ones can vary drastically. The key to finding the right one is generally a process of trial and error. Try your little ones out at taster session and induction days where they can get a feel for different activities and try them out themselves. Then see which sports or fitness routines they actively enjoy and encourage them to pursue them or attend more regularly!

No Carve Pumpkin Contest

My son started Pre-K in August and his school is having a no-carve pumpkin contest tomorrow. Here are some ideas we are considering. I’m not very creative so we have been looking on Pinterest for ideas.

Oscar the grouch pumpkin. Pumpkin decorating contest. Ping pong ball eyes and painted flower pot trash can.

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For the ones who love movies and popcorn!

These are very cute and do not look like they require too much creativity. We will be making one tonight hope it comes out cute!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

During our visit to Amarillo, we had the opportunity to Visit Palo Duro State Park! It is so beautiful I would love to visit again, the park is so big I know we didn’t get a chance to see everything. We only had a few hours to visit but if we ever go back I would love to rent a cabin for a few nights, and maybe try to hike a trail.  You can explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse or car. They have more than 30 miles of hiking, biking, and trails.

 

They have several beautiful campsites with water and electricity to choose from, primitive drive-up sites, equestrian sites, or backpack camping areas.  You can stay in one of three cabins on the canyon’s rim or four limited service cabins on the canyon floor. They just built  a pavilion you can also rent for a wedding, reunion or meeting

 

They also offer a musical drama called TEXAS, it runs Tuesdays through Sundays in the summer at the Pioneer Amphitheater in the park. Watch the stories, struggles, and triumphs of early settlers. The family-friendly show has singing, dancing, fireworks and lots of Texas humor!