How to Help Your Child Stay Active in the Summer

Staying active over the summer is important so that children are able to return to school  physically and mentally healthy. We know that students want to relax over the break, but staying active is important for their health. There are ways to stay active that don’t involve directly working out. Learn about some ways you can help your child stay active this summer. 

Aquatic Sports and Activities

Water sports are a great activity for staying active in the summer because they combine water and fun! First, make sure your kids are equipped with the knowledge of how to swim and what to do in emergency situations in the water. Some common water sports are kayaking, water polo, and wakeboarding. Water aerobics is another way to build strength and endurance. 

Yoga

Yoga is a form of exercise that improves flexibility and concentration. It is both physically and mentally beneficial to children. Physically, it helps children to stretch their muscles and relieve tension. Mentally it produces heightened concentration and mindfulness, making children conscious of their breathing and thoughts. We offer yoga as an extracurricular here at Lake Forrest Prep; click here to learn more. 

Obstacle Course

Obstacle courses can be made inside or outside to occupy your child’s time and help them to stay moving. These courses can consist of cardboard boxes, hula hoops, and playsets. Getting your child involved in building the obstacle course also can be a fun activity. They allow children to think quickly on their feet and put them in a competitive mindset. 

Hiking

This activity is a great way to get the whole family involved. Finding a national park near you or taking a road trip to another state gets your child excited about the outdoors. Hiking will take your kid off of screens and help them become immersed in nature while being active. Getting your child moving in nature will broaden their imagination and get them to embrace nature. This activity is great for unplugging and as a way to add exercise to your kid’s summer activities. 

At Lake Forrest Prep, we encourage families to stay active during the summer so they can come back with healthy minds and bodies. As a leading Orlando private school, we want to encourage everyone to stay connected to their family. To learn more about what sets us apart from other area schools, schedule a tour online or give us a call at 407-331-5144. 

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