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To inspire your children to move a bit more this winter, why not get them a gift to help with this. If you are stuck for ideas, here are a few to help you out. I’ve tried to include ideas from a range of price brackets. Things don’t always have to cost a fortune to be great gifts.
With an abundance of parenting websites and motivational sources nowadays, parenting in the modern age can feel like a race to perfection. Things like how much screen time you allow, which brand of toys are safe, and which schools are reputably effective can sometimes demand a humongous amount of research. After all, who does not want the best for their kids?
Generally, young children are naturally physically active and are constantly moving around, whether that be on the playground at school or in the house – typically – right before bedtime. Most little children have a type of energy that’s enviable to parents and adults but this can’t be applied to every child, especially as they get older.
We are just starting the summer holidays here in Wales and I’m busy mapping out what our summer will look like. I try to include lots of walks and time outside, as I find everyone is better behaved outdoors and when they keep moving.
We had some lovely weather at the weekend, so nice, that we were able to have a picnic in the garden with friends for the first time since the first COVID lockdown in march 2020. It was a glorious day and everyone enjoyed themselves eating and drinking and playing games in the garden. Days like this all together are so lovely.
The Autumn months can mean wonderful outdoor adventures with the children. The air is fresh, the colours are stunning and there is mud galore. What else do you need?
Physical activity is often last on your list of priorities along with work, school runs and bath times, but being active is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle.