Teaching my kids healthy habits including showing them great places to play and experience is important for so many reasons. From eating healthy foods to staying active, us parents have a lot of responsibility other than just providing for our children. While the weather is hot this summer, we do enjoy the sunshine to get out and get active.
I think my favorite activities I like to do with my children is being active for any type of play. While we are not a super competitive family, playing games are important for physical exercise and to also teach good sportsmanship habits.
While I do my best to teach my kids on how to succeed at something they set their mind to, I am also responsible for teaching them to be a good sport no matter if they win or lose. Being active and busy is whats really important to me.
No matter what, most importantly is showing them how to play. From sitting around the home, going to the park, or taking a family trip, there is always time and room to find fun places to play. What I really like about playing with my kids is it makes it easy to drag them away from the devices and to enjoy the outdoors. It is simple really to find places to play, it just starts with getting up and getting active.
While out an about it is also important to keep them fed and hydrated. Keeping tasty and filling snacks like CLIF Kid Zbar® is important to make sure they enjoy their snack but also get something nutritional out of it.
CLIF Kid Zbar® are made with organic ingredients, are Non-GMO, and have nutrients active kids need. No high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or synthetic preservatives. Along with a nice large bottle of water, we are set for hours of play.
As parents in the 21st century and with all the tech gadgets it is easy to just sit by and let time pass. But it is important for all of us to push boys and girls everywhere to go outside and play. These years of early life are super important to developed skills and coordination with their body. Video gaming is fun but limited to what it trains. As an adult I can do so many physical things, but I think being an active kid helped me develop using my muscles. Plus my family loves that Dad can fix just about anything.
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Being active and playful is important to raise skilled, healthy, resilient and successful people. Feeding them tasty nutritional snacks like CLIF Kid Zbar® and lots of water will help to keep them playing all day long, till the street lights come on even. There are places to play everywhere.
It is easy to just forget about playing. With so much going on we have to make sure we make time to play. Play time is disappearing so being active is on us. As kids, 70% of moms said they played outside while only 31% of their kids play outside today.
So lets all do our part to get our kids out for more play.
WHAT WAYS DO YOU GET YOUR KIDS TO GO OUT AND PLAY?
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