Keep Your Kids Active This Summer

A child’s early years are crucial in their development. While they are in school, they are always learning and being engaged in critical thinking situations. When they hit the summer, however, it is often up to the parents to keep their minds active. Here are three ways to keep your child active both mentally and physically this summer.

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Encourage Them To Read

Reading is very important for children. It is through reading that they develop many of their communication skills. Children that actively read often do better in both reading and writing in school. Encourage them to get on a reading schedule this summer. If they still are not about it, offer incentives. Every 30 minutes of reading you do is one scoop of ice cream. Or try reading as a family to make it more fun.

Have Them Help With Yard Work

It is normally in the summer season that your lawn requires the most attention. Have your children help you with lawn care responsibilities. This will get them out of the house and active. It will also help teach them about work ethic. As they complete a task, be sure to show them how appreciative you are for their hard work. Positive reinforcement will help develop a strong work ethic as they become more independent.

Encourage Fun Exercise

Exercise is crucial for children. They need to be encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle. A huge part of that is staying active. It’s a good thing that there are so many sports and games to help kids enjoy exercising! One fun activities is roller skating at Skateland in Bradford, MA. There are so many health benefits associated with roller skating, it’s great for people of any age. Beyond that, it is a fun activity and can be done with friends.

Make this summer an active one for your child. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring or seem like work. There are plenty of fun activities that will help kids live a healthy lifestyle. If you would like to come in to Skateland to get in some fun exercise, check us out on social media and contact us with any questions you may have.

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