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Children should not be forced to move, and so they may never sit still for a minute. At least, so it seems to adults. But in fact, pre-school children often are not active enough. So, at the end of 1970 about 5% of children aged 2 to 5 years were overweight. In recent years, this figure rose to almost 14%. How to help children move more and more active? What are the secrets of fitness for children?
Preschoolers (children aged 3 to 6 years) are recommended:
- at least 60 minutes a day to devote an organized physical activity a general nature;
- at least 60 minutes a day (or more) to devote unorganized physical activity;
- no more than 60 minutes at one time engaged in sedentary occupations (read, draw, play board games).
For young toddlers (12 to 36 months) recommendations are the same except that the organized physical activity should provide at 60 and 30 minutes per day.
How to teach children to fitness
What do you mean "an organized physical activity"? Children need help in the acquisition of motor skills. To learn coordination to perform simple actions (running, throwing, catching, etc.), they have to go through several stages of development. Contrary to popular belief, children do not learn these skills on their own in the game. In fact, motor skills - like reading if you do not teach a child not sure how he learned new information and offer opportunities to practice, he did not succeed too.
As you know, the best role model for your child - his parents, so if you want an early age to teach a child to develop his fitness and motor skills, spend more time with him for active outdoor games. Provide the child with: balls, skipping ropes and other toys that promote physical development. Record your child in sports or dance section. Young children are not ready to team games, and they do not have to spend time waiting for their turn.
Exercises for preschoolers
An hour allotted for active games, you can take the following way:
- play a game of tag or catch: for a change, instead of running can jump, jump on one foot or dance.
- play ball: Play with balls of different sizes and textures.
- swim in the pool or just to play with water, for example, you can ask your child to help you with the washing machine.
- ride a tricycle or scooter.
- climb in the tunnel from cardboard boxes.
- dance: use scarves and ribbons, to teach a child to handle the items while dancing.
- go "obstacle": build a house improvised obstacle course of cushions, hoops, chairs, stools and other pieces of furniture.
Fitness for school children
According to scientists, school-age child to stay healthy should be a minimum of 60 minutes a day to give physical activity: running, jumping, playing outdoor games. This hour is recommended to distribute the aerobic exercise, exercise to strengthen muscles and bones.
Physical activity at school
Education is important, but it is equally important to find time for fitness. When children have the opportunity to run and play at recess, they can concentrate better (and less fidget in place) in the classroom. The lessons of physical culture and education - another opportunity for activity in the school. In addition, physical education classes, children learn new sports and outdoor games, acquire healthy habits important.
Experts recommend at least 150 minutes of physical education per week for primary school students, that is, an average of 30 minutes a day. In addition, changes in elementary school should be longer, for 15-20 minutes. If your child's school made a different schedule, you should make sure that the child "get" it needs physical activity at home.
Physical activity outside of school
For seven or eight years, most children already have the necessary motor skills, are able to coordinate the movement and focus. At this age, they can already understand the rules of organized games. After a few years of age (10 and 12), most children are willing to stress
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Identify the baby section, to develop his physical fitness, skills, "fair play" and sporting competitions, and gives him pleasure. At this age, the child should try different activities to find "their".
If your child loves team sports and games, pay attention to:
- hockey (ice or grass);
If your child prefers individual lessons, pay attention to:
- figure skating;
- horseback riding;
- martial arts and martial arts;