Fun Activities To Keep Your Child Physically Strong

Fun Activities To Keep Your Child Physically Strong

Getting a child involved in fun activities in today’s scenario is quite a difficult task as the children are hooked to digital games and activities that are upgraded almost every day to keep the young children attracted to those digital games.

But the helplessness of the parents is that they really can’t blame the kids, can them. So how do we want to solve this impasse? Put a ban on digital devices for your child. But that again is not a feasible idea as it may backfire. In fact, it may increase the rebellious behavior in the child and he will specifically not do exactly what you ask of them and at the same time, we can’t let our child grow up unfit and unhealthy.

At the same time, it is vital for us to prevent health problems such as being under/overweight in our kids from a young age.

The young kids are passionate about video games. So we as parents need to make exercises fun to make him feel positive, happy, and good in a way that digital activities never could.

Dance-dance-fun-activity

Dance is the simplest and the most fun-filled activity to do to get that daily cardio workout. It is an eternal favorite activity with kids. Just put on some music, get some preferably healthy snacks. You could just do this during family time with your children.

 

 

 

 

A Few Simple And Easy Ways To Keep Particularly Kids Healthy Are-

Follow the leader:

When playing this game, you’ll be the leader and it’s the easiest way to get a good workout done by your kids. Make sure to include exercises like jumping, kicks, running, etc.

Tag:

A simple game of tag where you chase your children and when you catch someone, they then have to do the chasing, is a fun old-school option for a workout.

Capture The Flag:

This is a classic game that is definitely sure to keep your kids busy and active for a long time. Gather up your kid’s friends and take them to a vast space with plenty of closed spaces to hide.
Divide them into two teams and give each team a flag that they would have to hide which the other team would have to find. If anyone catches a member of the opposite team on their team’s land they’re put on a time-out until touched by one of their own team members.

Hopscotch:

Hopscotch is a good game that can be played both indoor (using floor tiles as markers) and outdoors (with chalk on a sidewalk or pavement). Keep making the hopscotch course bigger and bigger to keep your kids active and excited by all that jumping

Pop, pop, pop!

All you have to do for this is blow some bubbles out in your garden and ask your kid to run around popping all of them.
Another variation of this game is not letting the balloon touch the ground (without holding it for more than a second at a time).

A few measures can be taken into consideration to ensure the safety and security of the child while he/she enjoys the activities outside the confines of a room and the gadgets.

1. Find a fun activity. Help your child find a sport that he /she will enjoy. The more he/she enjoys the activity, the more likely she will continue it. Get the entire family involved. It is a great way to spend time together.

2. Choose an activity that is developmentally appropriate. Soccer, bicycle riding, and swimming are all appro¬priate activities.

3. Plan ahead. Make sure your child has a convenient time and place to exercise.

4. Provide a safe environment. Make sure your child’s equipment and chosen site for the sport or activity are safe. Make sure your child’s clothing is comfortable and appropriate.

5. Provide active toys. Young children especially need easy access to balls, jump ropes, and other active toys.

6. Be a role model. Children who regularly see their parents enjoying sports and physical activity are more likely to do so themselves.

7. Play with your child. Help her learn a new sport.

8. Turn off the TV. Limit TV watching and computer use for not more than 1 to 2 hours of total screen time, including TV, videos, computers, and video games, each day.

9. Make time for exercise. Some children are so overscheduled with homework and other planned activities that they do not have time for exercise so it’s your responsibility to help your child strategize for the inclusion of game/activity in his/her regimented routine.

5 Qualities That Every Child Should Have

5 Qualities That Every Child Should Have

Quality is defined as a degree of excellence and it would be just wonderful if all the students are just perfect having all the qualities that are classified as perfect but that the harsh truth is that not all students are endowed with the capabilities. It is because all the students are different. Some are good in academics, some in music, some in painting, some in dance, some in computers, some in oratory, some in writing and the list is endless.

But if they have some quality then It does not mean that they may be pampered and no corrective action must be taken against their wrong behaviors, but we should find the cause and try to rectify it before imposing our dictate on them. Most of the time teachers, parents, and society at large want to bring best out of the students but in their own way. But in this quest sometimes they are harmed more than they are benefitted.

Everyone learns from his own life lesson and this holds true of every student. Sometimes even good students act in a very unexpected and unwarranted manner therefore whatever field a child chooses, he needs to have some qualities that will make him unique. A few said qualities have to be inculcated in the child from his childhood so that whatever his preferred area; he is competent enough of attaining success and glory.

The Qualities That Make Students Endearing To Everyone Parents, Teachers, Society, And Nation Are-

1. Discipline and Focus – These are the most desiring qualities in a child. Discipline can be instructional or self -initiated to become righteous and honorable and it can be done by following instructions of teachers, parents, and coaches in his/her day-to-day life. The focus is yet another quality that needs to be developed in a child.

It should be perceived as a verb wherein the child is paying particular attention to the area of interest and the child is not afraid of hardships in the way of gaining success. He/she should always focus on the end result of completing the task in hand with perfection so as to reach the pinnacle of success in his/her life later on.

2. Participate in Sports and Extra-participate-in-extra-curricular-activities

curricular Activities: As a hallmark of a good student he/she must participate in sports and other extra-curricular activities as the participation in them help in perfect synchronization of mind, body, and soul. A healthy mind lives in a healthy body and it most certainly assists in the holistic development of the child and consequently good habits and a balanced life.

3. Experiential learning- Another key quality in a child to be developed is the quest for experiential learning i.e. learning by doing and hands-on training and it is a proven fact that knowledge acquired through such measures is retained for a longer time. Their horizons widen if a child develops keen observation as it breeds knowledge, knowledge breeds understanding and understanding breeds wisdom.

With this wisdom is developed the art of questioning, the mark of a curious mind that is always a working and analytical. Thus learning by doing, keen observation and asking right questions equip a child with the ability to handle almost all situations of life with élan.

4. Taking Ownership- Of self, society & community- This is another desirable quality that a child must possess. A child should take responsibilities without backing off from his responsibilities. They should be guided to take ownership of their faults but share their success with everyone.

They must be nurtured with a deep sense of respect for society and culture and the law of the land. They should be sensitized towards community services particularly in the situations of natural calamities such as earthquake, flood, and draught wherein they should be working selflessly and offer their services to their fellow being if the duty towards the country so demands.

5. Keen learner- As it is said that a man is a learner throughout his life thus a student should always remain in pursuit of knowledge. But this learning should not be confined to academics alone rather it should cover all the aspects that aid in the holistic development of a child as learning is the beautification of both the inner and the outer world that becomes more profound when a child learns, he aspires to learns more and that it what develops him into child with a good quality.

Thus the basic fact remains that the qualities in a child is not the responsibility of the child alone but it’s our collective responsibility as a parent, guardian and a teacher is to imbibe in them the qualities that we aspire to see in our children and the simplest and easy way is to be the role models for the future generation.

Tips to increase memory of your child

You may have encountered your child struggling with retaining some information while engaged with in something else. Due to the monotony of the task at hand, the child may not be able to focus or the attention span is too short lived to be used in a gainful manner.

Working memory thus refers to the manipulation of information that short-term memory stores. It’s needed for tasks like following multi-step directions and there are many ways through which you can increase your child’s memory

 

1.    Play focus games & exercises to build attention

It a accepted norm that  children learn more by playing so it should be our conscious effort to try and make their activities more fun. Keep away gadgets, tablets and computers from children and allow them to play with toys, develop activities that improve attention and concentration. Train and strengthen a child’s ability to concentrate and focus by playing concentration games that require thinking, planning and the use of memory as Crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and card games. These games actually improve attention for words, numbers and pictures. In fact in younger children picture puzzles work the best. The child has to look for things that are ‘wrong’ in the picture or look for hard-to-find objects—also improve attention and increase concentration. Sequencing is another such activity that provides a strong link between sequencing and concentration e.g. following recipes, setting the table and putting things in alphabetical order are great activities for kids who have concentration difficulties.

2.    Prepare a distraction-free environment

Some children respond well in an environment that is soothing and calming but other children may thrive in an environment that has a lot of hustle and bustle. Understanding what kind of environment your child prefers to study is, the first step to increase concentration level in him/her.

The factors that can contribute in making a perfect environment for enhancing focus are

  • Ambience –It is just providing a place for the kid to be work with focus with the task at hand
  • Gadgets –Switch off all gadgets including televisions, iPods, cell phones etc. or keep them in a different room to avoid distractions.
  • Reachable material – Keeping everything handy homework books, crayons, textbooks, pencils and even water can be kept on the table or nearby would give minimal scope for your child to get up and get distracted . All these help kids improve focus and increase attention!

 

3.    Feed them greens & healthy food

It is a known fact that food has direct impact on a person and that applies to the kids as well .Thus Eating healthy food has a direct link to how well a child concentrates and there are different foods that help increase a child’s concentration. Eating junk food or food rich in sugar makes a child sluggish while food rich in proteins such as almonds, eggs and lean meat have the ability to raise awareness and increase concentration levels!

 

Children have increased their intake of junk food and aerated drinks. The intake of such foods gives them an unhealthy dose of sugar which can lead to a “crash” of energy later on the contrary eating Green food as eating toast and baked beans for breakfast increases cognition. Experts say that eating greens and fruits inject the body with antioxidants which in turn boost the brain power.

4. Fix a routine to follow

It is important to maintain a schedule for your child, even if it is a more flexible one. This not only helps with time management but also helps program your child’s brain to know when he has to study and this in turn helps to increase the child’s concentration in studies

5. Naps and breaks boost concentration

Most children are able to concentrate best after a good nights’ rest but a power nap for twenty minutes after school or in the afternoon may also assist increase concentration. Wash room breaks, hunger pangs, getting up again and again on pretext of getting things for work etc. should be taken care of before the study time begins as they have the tendency to hinder concentration.

 6. Divide bigger tasks into smaller tasks

Studying an entire chapter in one go may prove quite difficult for a child. It is suggested to break it down into pages or even paragraphs so that the child feels a sense of accomplishment for finishing a small task and this will motivate him to continue on.

  1. Understand your child’s method of learning (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic)

All children have a different way of learning. Some children process information easily when they see it, some when they hear it and some when they have practical knowledge of it and can touch it. Therefore it  is important to understand which category your child falls under, because this will help them understand information better and the learning will be more long term than short term.

  1. Set short time goals for better concentration

Set a time limit for the completion of a goal. If it is studying, then you can say that a certain number of pages need to be done within twenty minutes. Another thing to keep in mind is that while some children thrive under time goals, other children might feel pressurized and may start feeling anxious and lose focus.

The other ways that may help in increasing the concentration of the children  are

·      Set up a reward system

·      Allow time for distractions

·      Use their energy effectively

·      Try deep breathing and imagery

Like any skill, concentration can be improved and made automatic. The trick is to be consistent. Memory-boosting tricks and games are a few ways to help you child improve  but if the child continues to have significant difficulties with working memory then it is suggested to undergo an attention evaluation to resolve the issue or seek an expert advise on the matter.

 

 

Fun activities to keep your child physically strong

Getting a child involved in fun activities in today’s scenario is quite a difficult task as the children are hooked to digital games and activities that are upgraded almost every day to keep the young children attracted to those digital games. But the helplessness of the parents is that they really can’t blame the kids, can them. So how do we want to solve this impasse ………..Put a ban on digital devices for your child…………. But that again is not a feasible idea as it may backfire. In fact, it may increase the rebellious behaviour in the child and he will specifically not do exactly what you ask of them and at the same time, we can’t let our child grow up unfit and unhealthy. At the same time it is vital for us to prevent health problems such as being under/overweight in our kids from a young age.

The young kids are passionate about video games. So we as parents need to make exercises fun to make him feel positive, happy, and good in a way that digital activities never could.

Dance

Dance is the simplest and the most fun-filled activity to do to get that daily cardio workout. It is an eternal favourite activity with kids. Just put on some music, get some preferably healthy snacks. You could just do this during family time with your children.

A few simple and easy ways to keep particularly kids healthy are-

Follow the leader:

When playing this game, you’ll be the leader and it’s the easiest way to get a good workout done by your kids. Make sure to include exercises like jumping, kicks, running, etc.

Tag:

A simple game of tag where you chase your children and when you catch someone, they then have to do the chasing, is a fun old-school option for a workout.

Capture The Flag:

This is a classic game that is definitely sure to keep your kids busy and active for a long time. Gather up your kid’s friends and take them to a vast space with plenty of closed spaces to hide.

Divide them into two teams and give each team a flag that they would have to hide which the other team would have to find. If anyone catches a member of the opposite team on their team’s land they’re put on a time-out until touched by one of their own team members.

Hopscotch:

Hopscotch is a good game that can be played both indoor (using floor tiles as markers) and outdoors (with chalk on a sidewalk or pavement). Keep making the hopscotch course bigger and bigger to keep your kids active and excited by all that jumping.

Pop, pop, pop!

All you have to do for this is blow some bubbles out in your garden and ask your kid to run around popping all of them.

Another variation of this game is not letting the balloon touch the ground (without holding it for more than a second at a time).

 

A few measures can be taken into consideration to ensure safety and security of the child while he/she enjoys the activities outside the confines of a room and the gadgets.

 

  1. Find a fun activity. Help your child find a sport that he /she will enjoy. The more he/she enjoys the activity, the more likely she will continue it. Get the entire family involved. It is a great way to spend time together.
  2. Choose an activity that is developmentally appropriate.  Soccer, bicycle riding, and swimming are all appro­priate activities.
  3. Plan ahead. Make sure your child has a convenient time and place to exercise.
  4. Provide a safe environment. Make sure your child’s equipment and chosen site for the sport or activity are safe. Make sure your child’s clothing is comfortable and appropriate.
  5. Provide active toys. Young children especially need easy access to balls, jump ropes, and other active toys.
  6. Be a role model. Children who regularly see their parents enjoying sports and physical activity are more likely to do so themselves.
  7. Play with your child. Help her learn a new sport.
  8. Turn off the TV. Limit TV watching and computer use for not more than 1 to 2 hours of total screen time, including TV, videos, computers, and video games, each day.
  9.  Make time for exercise. Some children are so overscheduled with homework and other planned activities that they do not have time for exercise so it’s your responsibility to help your child strategize for inclusion of game/activity in his/her regimented routine.

 

5 Best Benefits Of Extracurricular Activities In Pre School

5 Best Benefits Of Extracurricular Activities In Pre School

Extracurricular activities are activities interwoven in the school syllabus but with a different way to make learning effective and for kids they are beneficial in more ways than one. These co-scholastic activities as they are called, at times help the children to socialize, develop team spirit and stress management skills. They are critical for the development of skills such as time management and balancing of responsibilities besides improving their health.

The parents should start early in giving their kids several new experiences that help them explore the world around them, consequently, these kids are less likely to face the problems arising out of boredom in their life. Kids’ extracurricular activities should be age appropriate and their interest oriented

A pre-schooler needs to simply socialize with other kids of his age as his socialization will most certainly help to develop the motor skills. Activities related to appealing sounds, bright colors, story hour, dance or soccer work best for them. It is important for them to make friends with other kids with similar interests which is possible by participation in sports. The positive impact on health and emotional development of the kids leave them better mentally equipped to deal with the problems they might face in the future.

But the benefits of extracurricular activities of kids are not just restricted to their personal development but the achievement in these activities help the students to attain better scholastic grades. Their participation in these activities make them physically and emotionally secure and that is reflected in their improved academic performance more so due to their improved concentrate span.

As parents, we must ensure that the kids do not push themselves too much to prove themselves in all fields of the activities. They should be told that well-deserved relaxation is as important as any other achievement, scholastic or otherwise. The extracurricular activities of kids also need to be customized as per the proclivity and stamina of each individual child

  • Getting your child involved in extracurricular activities from a young age can teach them time management skills and how to prioritize different commitments.
  • Learning these skills will prove useful for the rest of their life and help with managing stress.
  • Exploring new interests is important for children to find things they are passionate about. Whether it is learning an instrument, playing a sport or starring in a play.
  • Accomplishments in the arena can help build your child’s self-esteem and confidence as well.
  • extracurricular-activityBeing involved in an activity that involves goals and teamwork can help your child to work in groups. Teaching your child teamwork and its overall importance at an early age can help them thrive in social and occupational settings later in life.

 

 

 

  • Your permission for the pursuance of your child’s area can help them in mastering some new skills later in life.
  • Goals are extremely important in life and teaching children to have goals at an early age can be very beneficial. Setting and obtaining goals can develop self- motivation in your child.
  • Research has revealed that children involved in extracurricular activities tend to perform better academics than children who spend their free-time using electronics and do not indulge in socializing, sports or outdoor activities.

 

In recent years, electronics have become a child’s main source of entertainment – be it a child belonging to any age group but then the question is- what impact does that have on our children? The answer we already know that in the longer run, it has stunted friendships, outdoor activities, and health of our youth.

Thus as parents, we need to especially get our pre-school child involved in an extracurricular activity as it will not only occupy some of their free time but will also teach them valuable skills for the rest of life such as time and stress management to teamwork and goal setting. So as a parent it is a necessity to get our children involved in extracurricular activities and help them in discovering their passion for their holistic growth and development depending on their age and interests.

5 best benefits of extra -curricular activities in Pre-School

Extracurricular activities are activities interwoven in the school syllabus but with a different way to make learning effective and for kids they are beneficial in more ways than one. These co-scholastic activities as they are called, at times help the children to socialize, develop team spirit and stress management skills. They are critical for the development of skills such as time management and balancing of responsibilities besides improving their health.

The parents should start early in giving their kids several new experiences that help them explore the world around them, consequently these kids are less likely to face the problems arising out of boredom in their life. Kids’ extracurricular activities should be age appropriate and their interest oriented

A pre-schooler needs to simply socialize with other kids of his age as his socialisation will most certainly help to develop the motor skills. Activities related to appealing sounds, bright colours, story hour, dance or soccer work best for them. It is important for them to make friends with other kids with similar interests which is possible by participation in sports. The positive impact on health and emotional development of the kids leave them better mentally equipped to deal with the problems they might face in the future.

But the benefits of extracurricular activities of kids are not just restricted to their personality development but the achievement in these activities help the students to attain better scholastic grades. Their participation in these activities make them physically and emotionally secure and that is reflected in their improved academic performance more so due to their improved concentrate span.

As parents we must ensure that the kids do not push themselves too much to prove themselves in all fields of the activities. They should be told that well deserved relaxation is as important as any other achievement, scholastic or otherwise. The extracurricular activities of kids also need to be customised as per the proclivity and stamina of each individual child

  • Getting your child involved in extracurricular activities from a young age can teach them time management skills and how to prioritize different commitments.
  • Learning these skills will prove useful for the rest of their life and help with managing stress.
  • Exploring new interests is important for children to find things they are passionate about. Whether it is learning an instrument, playing a sport or starring in a play.
  • Accomplishments in the extracurricular arena can help build your child’s self-esteem and confidence as well.
  • Being involved in an activity that involves goals and teamwork can help your child to work in groups. Teaching your child teamwork and its overall importance at an early age can help them thrive in social and occupational settings later in life.
  • Your permission for pursuance of your child’s area can help them in mastering some new skills later in life.
  • Goals are extremely important in life and teaching children to have goals at an early age can be very beneficial. Setting and obtaining goals can develop self- motivation in your child.
  • Research has revealed that children involved in extracurricular activities tend to perform better academics than children who spend their free-time using electronics and do not indulge in socialising, sports or outdoor activities.

 

In recent years, electronics have become a child’s main source of entertainment – be it a child belonging to any age group but then the question is- what impact does that have on our children? The answer we already know that in the longer run, it has stunted friendships, outdoor activities, and health of our youth. Thus as parents, we need to specially get our pre-school child involved in an extracurricular activity as it will not only occupy some of their free time but will also teach them valuable skills for the rest of life such as time and stress management to teamwork and goal setting. So as a parent it is a necessity to get our children involved in extracurricular activities and help them in discovering their passion for their holistic growth and development depending on their age and interests.