Summer is here! The kids are finished with school for the year and parents are scrambling to find ways to keep their children occupied. With hours of free time each day, it can be easy for kids to get wrapped up with screen technologies, from smartphones and tablets to video games and TV.
While having some time to relax and decompress from the school year is important, parents need to ensure the summer isn’t spent sleeping in, texting online, binge watching TV and conquering video games. If you let them, they’ll do it.
According to a survey conducted by Influence Central Consulting , 44 percent of kids say they prefer technology to playing outside. That should be a cause for concern! Spending too much time on the couch can make children lethargic, socially disconnected, and unhealthy. Lack of exercise can lead to weight gain and isolation is just depressing.
Here are some great tips to help you keep your kids active and healthy:
There are lots of ways to get the kids off the couch this summer. All it takes is some planning and tapping into your child’s interests, and you’ll have them leaping off the couch to get outside and be active.