Watching children just sitting pensive or constantly playing on the computer in their room will certainly make parents feel uncomfortable. In addition, the habit of children constantly being at home without exercising and socializing with their environment can give birth to a person introverted child who will find it difficult to get along with the environment.
Basically, children love to exercise, only if we give them the opportunity. It is up to you to provide the children with the means, so that they can balance computer play time with sweaty movement time. The only key to turning children’s activities into sports is to make sports a fun activity for children. So, to make exercise a fun thing for kids.
Here are some sports ideas that can be fun for kids:
Most children enjoy activities that are carried out in water and they would love to play ‘wet’, so take advantage of their spare time and give children the opportunity to regularly get exercise when they play ‘wet’.
Swimming in the afternoon as much as once a week will be very useful to provide fitness and health for the child’s body. It’s just that it needs to be remembered, besides being a good medium for children to exercise, if without adult supervision, the swimming pool area can be dangerous for children, especially children who cannot swim. For that, still provide supervision from adults or parents to keep children safe.
2. Group Sports
Group sports will give children the opportunity to be more active as well as develop skills in selected sports. In addition, group exercise can improve coordination, spatial awareness and improve cardiovascular health in children. Other benefits, namely helping to learn to cope with shame, socialize and increase resilience and self-concept.
3. Child Friendly Circuit
Keeping it short, inserting a few moves and eliminating the ‘adult’ type, will give your child a combination of cardio and resistance exercise they can do anywhere. Choose 8 movements that the child can do for one minute each and ask the child to do them without resting time in between. In addition, between circuits let the kids complete fun challenges. Several choices of sports such as jumping rope, sit ups, push ups and squats will be fun exercise ideas for them.
4. Mountain bikes
Especially for boys who prefer sports that are a little extreme, why not give him sports opportunities such as mountain biking. This is one fantastic cardiovascular exercise that provides a great overall workout for the child. It’s just as usual, supervision so that children stay in their safety zone is something that must be done by parents, to avoid children from dangers that might threaten their lives.
Introducing children to regular sports activities is proof of your love for children’s health which is so important. By implementing this regular exercise routine, it is hoped that children can get used to and carry these good habits until they are adults, so that we no longer have to bother teaching exercise habits to children when they are adults.