I hope you are having lots of fun and enjoying the school holidays. I’m sure you are making the most of this precious family time and are busy filling the days with exciting things to do together. Here’s some of the top things to do this summer…
I know how difficult it is to constantly find ways to entertain your child and keep them engaged. Obviously in this increasingly digital world the temptation of putting your child in front of the TV, computer or tablet can sometimes be overwhelming. And it’s not all bad. There are loads of wonderful programmes on TV for your child to enjoy and getting familiar with keyboard skills is also a vital part of your child’s learning. It’s all about balance.
I believe that motion is so important that it should be brought into every school classroom. Not just when it’s a P.E. lesson. Motion changes our emotional state and gets our mind connected to our body because we learn as a whole being and not just as a brain. Be mindful and don’t forget about the importance of movement during the summer. We don’t want to become like our American cousins where according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) children spend an average of 7 hours a day using media like mobile phones, television, internet and video games!
So what are the Top 3 Things To Do In The School Holidays?
ONE: PLAY OUTSIDE
With this beautiful summer weather it’s a great time to play outside. Remember your own summer holidays from school? When I look back it feels like the month of August went on forever and it’s full of happy memories of playing outside with my friends and cousins making up adventure games often based on some of my favourite films like ‘The Goonies’ and ‘Back to the Future!’
Encourage your child to get active outside and experience the world around them. There are so many fun things to do outside. How about climbing a tree, rolling down a hill, digging for treasure, or fishing for tadpoles? You could go on a bike ride, fly a kite or make your own bubble mixture and chase bubbles around your outside space. There’s so much to do – all you need is a little imagination…
TWO: GROW YOUR OWN
Teach your child where their food comes from. It’s lots of fun to plant it, watch it grow and finally eat it. Try growing easy fruit and vegetables such as lettuce, carrots and delicious strawberries. Your child will love watering them each day and watching them grow. It will also help them get interested in where all their food comes from and is another way to encourage a healthy lifestyle. With the combination of eating healthy food and regularly taking part in the sport of gymnastics you’re certainly giving your child the best start in life.
THREE: COME TO TUMBLE CAMP
Another way you can help your child stay active during the school holidays is by securing their place at Summer Tumble Camp or Trampolining Masterclass. We don’t stop because school is out and at camp your child will have heaps of fun whilst learning gymnastics, trampolining and acro. There are camps running at Club Guildford Spectrum, Club Weybridge and Club Farnham and Trampolining Masterclasses at Guildford Spectrum. We’d love to see you there.
I hope you have heaps of fun this summer running, leaping and tumbling with your children. Enjoy the school holidays and we can’t wait to see you in September!
Flair Founder & CEO
P.S. We’d love to see you at Tumble Camp this summer.