Children learn best when they’re interested in something. If a child is doing something they are particularly interested in – be it about dinosaurs, dolls, cars, building, insects or whatever – we can use and explore maths concepts with they while they play.
However, learning happens at a different pace for each child and it is important to remember to have fun and make memories while doing all this. While there are teaching opportunities in everything, there are also opportunities to bond, build social skills, make friends etc.
All those articles that keep popping up in the news feed about obesity and an unfit world? They are mostly true. The world is slowing down, getting more comfortable and settling in. There are screens everywhere, kids have school work, maybe there is a paucity of space – the reasons for this slowdown may be many, but the result is the same. A less fit younger generation! Rising child obesity is a global concern. So what are we doing about it?
In the busy schedules of today, how do you inculcate child fitness?
One of the good things of having a Yoga day in focus is that it brings to fore the idea of fitness for all. It prompts us to think about fitness. It is not just about physical fitness either. Study after study has proved that the benefits of exercise far exceed just the body and affect the brain, the mind, emotions, etc. In fact, exercise seems to affect every part of life.
There's nothing like a perfect body. Everyone has a different one. Tall or short, long or thin. Just like our babies. Body images change with fashion and time. It is important to tell children that all bodies are fine as long as we strive for health and fitness. We suggest some ways you can teach your little ones to have a positive outlook on their bodies and life.