Archive for the ‘Outdoor Play’ Category
Doing sport is essential for everyone, but in stages of full development as children, the benefits are much more visible at both the physical and the emotional. Children who play sports tend to be stronger, healthier, and also friendly and sociable.
These skills are accessible to all, regardless of whether or not to include sports performance, as the children’s sports is not based on competition but preferably in the build camaraderie. Given this, there is no reason not to encourage youngsters to do any activity you have to move the body and interact with others.
Here we bring you a list of some of the benefits that sport generates in the lives of our children to see us thus encouraged to engage in the practice of a sport and thus we contribute to a healthier development and skills highlights. Read the rest of this entry »
As you approach the birthday of one of our children, parents begin to think how to organize and carry out a very special celebration. For that you need to plan many aspects such as food, drink, space, number of guests, but we must also think of creative ideas to liven up the party and entertain children.
Here we give you some tips to help you carry out a birthday fun through various playgrounds:
Dancing with a balloon:
For this game you will need several balloons and a stereo. The children will dance in pairs, holding in their backs or their fronts, a balloon. That couple who had to drop the balloon will be removed. Children who have held the balloon for longer will be the winners and may receive a treat as a reward.
This time, two people hold a stick or a rope, while small are making a row. Each of them will pass under the stick or rope dancing. You do not succeed will be disqualified. This will be repeated, increasingly lowering the height of the pole or rope, until one can do and become the winner. Read the rest of this entry »
It seems that barely a week goes by without the media mentioning childhood obesity. Debates rage about food, lack of exercise, too many video games and someone always harks back to the good old days when children played outside, in woods and parks and on the street.
There is a good case for the vital role of outdoor play and more specifically on playground equipment such as children’s climbing frames and swings.
In addition to the obvious opportunity for the children to exercise in a fun way that seems more like play than PE, children’s climbing frames offer a lot of other benefits in terms of physical and cerebral development.
* Being outdoors exposes you to sunlight which is vitally important to health – it gives vitamin D, and studies also show that children who spend more time outside in
the fresh air have lower stress levels and are able to concentrate more.
*Messing about on a climbing frame and in an outdoor environment with its changes and unexpected elements increases a child’s independent mobility – they learn to navigate their surroundings on their own, spotting and judging dangers. It teaches them to be aware of their environment and what they are physically capable of.
*Navigating the different elements of a climbing frame presents a difficult physical challenge from team sports – clambering around, learning how far they can reach
and how strong they are, balancing and supporting themselves is great for developing their co-ordination skills.