19th March, 2021
Let's be active together!
Whilst we are in lock down due to Covid-19, our physical activities decrease naturally. It is a challenging time for all of us and it is important to keep active every day.
The modern life with TV and sofa, computer games and other digital devices keep us sitting down for a lot of our time. However, our bodies are designed to move, and it is important to offer physical activities not only to ourselves but especially to your children. They need to walk, run, jump, and move to be healthy and to expend the right amount of their energy.
Fresh air and exercise help the children sleep better and these contribute to their positive and balanced energy. Body movement and exercise keep children's bones healthy and encourages muscle strength and flexibility. We need to be consistent and schedule physical activities in our daily life. For the children, play is a natural way to support their physical development.
Take your children outside and play ball games, tag, frisbee, trampoline, swing ball, skipping, backyard cricket, hopscotch, skateboarding, skipping or ride a bike together. Go for a walk to your local park and play hide and seek or ball games.
There are also many activities to support your child’s physical development that you can do at home. Have a disco in your living room with your favourite music. Make a den using chairs, tables, blankets and pillows. Make an obstacle course using different objects you find at home (stools, jumpers, blankets). Arrange a fashion show where your child parades in the dressing up costumes. Play musical statues or just dance around to your favourite songs. Involve your child in helping with the household jobs such as vacuuming, sweeping the dust or help in the garden.
It might be tricky to balance work, household jobs and schedule physical activities, however, let’s remember they will definitely make us feel better, stronger and happier!