Water activities for children...
and their parents
Would you like know how water activities for children will help them grow up with Healthly Habits that last for a lifetime? - Who wouldn't? I know I would!
In this day and age of childhood obesity and health problems what we, as dedicated parents and care providers need, is to understand the issues.
An important factor in the area of child development and health is maintaining a normal weight by developing healthy habits - One way is to encourage children's participation in physical activities. But, as we all know it is soooo hard to get them off sedentary activities so predominant in our society today.
What if there were a way to enjoy exercise using water sports and outdoor activities?
That's where water activities come in. -"The family that plays together stays together"
Benefits of Water Activities for Children
Find out just a few of the Benefits of Water Activities for Children:
- They are highly challenging and fun. For everyone!
- The water resistance helps burn fat and build muscle tone with less effort.
- Children benefit from the sun and the fresh air created by water evaporation.
Playing in water can improve your child's long-term mental and physical health in many ways:• Water activities can correct and prevent childhood obesity.(one of the major causes of illness in both children and adults)
• Sport increases self-esteem in youth and reduces anxiety and stress.
• Children involved in physically challenging activities have higher grades and better behavior.
Water Activities for Children
Water activities for children are not exclusive - you as parents can benefit from this as well.
Playing is one of the most important developmental activities a child can do. They learn to interact with others as well as to discover the world around them. Guided play also enhances eye/hand and large muscle coordination. Remember this play, although directed, should be fun.
Water sports like water skiing or boating and swimming pool games such as, water polo, diving for treasure, relay races and cannonball just to name a few are an excellent way to benefit health for the entire family in the pool.
You can even do exercises in the water like the traditional jumping jacks.
There are also a wide range of blow up water toys everything from floating lounges to floating table tennis. Not to forget the basic swimming pool ball. Creativity is the key here. While participating in these games and activities, children learn to conquer their fear of water and as a result, become more self confident.
Playing and taking part in water activities can be done creatively and enjoyably with games and exercises.
The beach offers a great environment for the whole family's health and your little one's psychological and emotional development
Seashores offer a great environment for children's, as well as parents' health, due to the seawater, sun and healthy air.
The seawater's salt concentration at beach resorts gives the body more buoyancy, making water activities even more enjoyable, while swimming, as an example, has a lot of health benefits on a kids mental and physical development, such as muscle toning, building self-esteem, stress relief and family togetherness.
But MOST of all, they should fun for the young and not so young, as well!