Active Play for Children
The best physical activity in children is ‘PLAY’. Play is a method through which children learn. Play involves so many things at the same time like thinking, imaginative expression and feelings, and physical demands. Children learn about relationships with peers, adults, and the world around them and how to act with them.
Our busy lifestyle leads us to be satisfied entertaining our kids with electronic media like tablets or television.
Play and engagement in different healthy activities contributes to the cognitive, social and emotional well-being of children and improves their strength, liveliness, and fitness. Outdoor sports are essential for physical growth and development of children. Taking part in outdoor sports helps to reduce laziness in children. Encouraging outdoor play in children will help to prevent disorders like obesity in children.
How to encourage your Children
Parents should help their children to make their playtime enjoyable, creative and safe by providing attractive and clean play area from any dangerous debris or any other things that may harm your child. If you take your children to a park, stay close enough to keep an eye on them, yet far enough to let them play, explore or just enjoy on their own. Try to give your child a space while playing so he or she can explore the world around them and learn as much as possible.
Try to give toys with play value that can be used in many ways for learning purposes as well as develop skills important for further learning and a sense of mastery.
Outdoor play and innovative ideas in different activities
By Encourage a balance in play activities you can reduce or eliminate screen time. Try to motivate your children for outdoor play that is very important for perfect physical development as bones and muscles become strong by running and jumping. To develop interest of your children in physical activities try to give them best and innovative play options or new activities such as art, music, building or science or interesting physical games options like bouncy castle or new games etc. Always self directed play should be encouraged for learning of the children.