As summer draws to a close, we are becoming more aware that fall is just around the corner. Fall can be a great season; however, it does mean that colder weather is in our near future. Fall can be a difficult time to keep your children active, especially if you live in a colder region. Part of the struggle of staying active in the winter is bundling your children up enough, but still giving them the opportunity to play. Similarly to the scene in A Christmas Story, it is difficult to keep your children warm for the cold season and still allow them free mobility to around and play.
Though your bundling skills might not be that bad, the colder temperatures still pose a serious challenge. Most parents don’t want their children to play in the snow for too long. And, most children can’t handle being out in the snow for that long anyway, especially if they don’t have the right gear. This does not mean that children don’t need exercise in the chilly months. In fact, due to the fact that the colder months mean more time indoors, the need to keep your kids active is all the more serious.
In this blog, we will discuss some of the activities your kids can do indoors in order to keep them active.
In the moments when it is too cold outside, it is important to entertain your children with something other than a television. A TV can be time-consuming and cause your child to become lazy. Staying all day on the couch won’t teach your child a new skill and won’t allow them to get their blood pumping.
One of the best ways to keep your child active and creative during cold days is by encouraging them to put on a play. The good part about theatrical plays is that they can be put on by multiple kids or just one child. Regardless of the number of actors or actresses, putting on a play can excite your child’s creativity and motivate them to act out their ideas.
By encouraging this form of communication and imagination, you can teach your child newer and better ways to share their thoughts and ideas. This can be a useful talent when they are older and want to create, share, and communicate with others. And, allowing them to act out their ideas will keep them active and give them a new perspective about their ideas. For instance, if they want to act in a play about jellyfish, they will have to think and act like a jellyfish; thus, giving them the opportunity to think about things different from them.
Hide-And-Go-Seek is a timeless game for two reasons. One, it is a fun game that can be played with as few as two people. The second is the game has no ending point, which means it is literally a timeless game. You can play this game for hours, in almost any location. When it is cold outside, this is the perfect game to play with friends or siblings. And, because the game requires heavy movement and suspense, your child will get the muscle and blood movement they need to stay healthy. Hide-And-Go-Seek can be a great opportunity to teach your small children important skills, such as counting, hiding, sharing, and much more. Counting is obviously an important skill to learn, and sharing, too, is an essential lesson to teach your child. Hiding, though seemingly an odd teaching opportunity, can be useful. If your child knows how to hide they may be able to protect themselves later on in life. Hiding also eventually means giving up your location. For some parents, children can give them a scare if they hide and don’t show where they are hiding. By practicing hiding and revealing where they are, you can train your child to know that hiding from their parents is not okay other than when playing a game.
If staying cooped up in your home doesn’t sound like a pleasant experience for you or your children, Rebounderz is an ideal choice. At our Edison indoor trampoline park, you and your kids can bounce the day away. Here, your kids can bounce and play on our obstacle course for hours. With our attractions, your children can get the exercise they need without freezing in the cold. We offer a better alternative to staying active that doesn’t involve playing out in arctic weather.
At Rebounderz, your children will be able to learn how to share attractions with other kids, and possibly make a friend or two of their own age. Rebounderz is also a great place to let them play freely by themselves; on our obstacle course, they can let their mind run wild and pretend they are jungle creatures or secret spies. At Rebounderz, your child can imagine they are anyone or anything. Best of all, while they are using their creativity, they can exercise on our trampolines and courses. This activity can get their blood pumping and keep them healthy during the cold seasons.
At Rebounderz, you and your family can enjoy an afternoon of fun and experience a memorable day with each other. As a parent, there are very few moments where you can give your child something they want and that is good for them at the same time. Rebounderz gives your kids a time they won’t forget and the exercise they need to stay healthy. Visit your local Edison Rebounderz.