The days are getting colder and shorter!
It is so tempting to stay inside where it’s warm and comfortable.It’s also just as tempting to allow our children’s hours of screen time to creep up….. but what else can they do? Just how can we keep them active inside when its cold, dark and sometimes wet outside?
Here are a few idea’s worth trying with your children.
Quoits – remember that good old fashioned game where you throw a ring over a post? I was in Kmart the other day and noticed that they have brought out a range of these older style games such as quoits, marbles, elastics etc.
A variation for younger preschoolers might be holding up a laundry basket and encouraging them to throw small stuffed toys in while you catch them. Great for their eye/hand coordination.
Skipping – back the car out and try some skipping in the garage. Tie the rope to a pole if there are only two of you and swing the other end for your child. For those too little to manage this, just swing the rope gently back and forth or lay it on the floor and jump back and forth over it .
One of the best ways to get your child up and moving is to be involved yourself and just let go and have fun! If mum and/or dad are having fun you won’t be able to stop them wanting to join in!