For many children, there’s nothing more exciting that then end of
the school year. No more classes, studying, homework or super early mornings
for at least 6 weeks! With all that free time, it’s easy for kids
to spend a little bit too much of it in front of the TV or on the laptop
in their bedroom. Here at Tutor Doctor, we know how important it is for
your kids to be as active as possible and get outside during the holidays.
However, encouraging them to put down technology isn’t always easy,
which is why we’ve come up with 6 fun ways to get your kids active
1. Go on an adventure/nature walk as a family
Getting outside as a whole family and going on a long walk with a picnic
is bound to be fun and a big adventure for any kid. Make it exciting by
creating a tick list of different creatures or wildlife for them to spot.
You could even buy a cheap disposable camera and encourage your children
to take photos of their favourite things they see or find.
2. Find activity clubs
Activity clubs are an easy way to ensure your child is active on a regular
basis throughout the holidays. Have a look in your local area and find
out what might be of interest to them. Clubs like trampolining, roller
skating, football, tennis, swimming, archery or orienteering are brilliant
ways to encourage exercise without your kids really realising they are doing it.
3. Do a charity challenge together
Why not do something different and complete a charity challenge with your
children? Not only will it be for a great cause but completing a long
charity walk or fun run is a fab way to be active outdoors.
4. Go to the park
Heading down to the park for a couple of hours as a family or with family
friends is bound to be heaps of fun for everyone. Play a game of frisbee,
rounders’, football or even find some challenging monkey bars and
get the kids to give it a go. We guarantee they will be tired out and
ready for an early night!
5. Go on a beach holiday
A beach holiday is not only a brilliant summer getaway for the whole family
to enjoy but it’s also the easiest way to get the kids active without
having to encourage them! As soon as your kids hit the beach, we bet they
will be playing games, swimming in the sea and running around making sandcastles
and moats. All that running around and the lovely sea air will be doing
nothing but good!
6. Have fun in your back garden
Finally, don’t forget to make excellent use of your back garden
during the summer and get the kids (and yourself) out there as often as
possible! We’re sure there’s some unloved toys like hula hoops,
tennis rackets and maybe even a swing ball sat in the shed that are crying
out to be used! If the weather is really hot, why not blow up the inflatable
paddle pool- you could even have a mini family water fight with some water toys!