How to keep kids active during the winter months?

First, children need to be physically involved.

  • Enroll your child in a physical activity that your community or school may offer.
  • Better yet, join your child in a physical activity such as; indoor swimming, skating, tennis, soccer, or basketball. Families that play together stay together!

Second, children need to be mentally challenged.

  • Make sure to encourage your child to always have a book to read.  It is equally important to set aside time for this activity in order to establish this life-long and worthwhile habit.
  • Promote your child’s writing skills by asking him to write thank you notes for gifts received or for further advancing new goals for the New Year.
  • Reinforce his research skills by asking him to help plan your next trip or spring vacation.
  • Continue to use this time to support your child’s passions, interests, or talents.

Third, Children need to be socially engaged.

  • Invite their friends over the house for family night.
  • Rent or take them out for a movie, a visit to a museum, or enroll them in a new learning activity they can do together.
  • Keep in mind, a well-balanced child is a happy, healthy-minded child.

One of our goals as a coach, motivator, parenting consultant, and author, is to make parenting more fun and joyful for all families.

-Champion Parenting/Building Leaders for life!

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About authoraliceiorio

A nationally known educator, with over 20 years of teaching experience (preschool- college) is President and founder of Champion Parenting, Inc., a nonprofit.
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