Check out this exercise regime that’s designed especially for little ones by Fitness Coach Karen Siah, hosted by PediaSure®. Do it with your child and help him/her achieve 30 – 60 minutes of physical activities daily whilst enjoying that bonding moment together.
9 Fun Activities
for Your Child
Are you allowing your child too much screen time? Though learning from technology is good, moderation is key. Here are some activities that are conducive for your child’s development.
5 Useful Tips for Field
Trips with Preschool Kids
As a parent, you may have concerns about your child once they step out of the house. While field trips can be a fun and interactive way to learn, you want to ensure your child gets the best experience while being taken care of. Here are a few tips that come in handy to prepare your child for field trips.
1Choose the Right Outfits
Speak to your child’s teacher about what to wear during the field trip. Choose appropriate clothes depending on the weather and the activities, and an outfit that your child will be comfortable in. If your child is going to spend time in an auditorium, make sure they wear enough layers to keep warm.
2Get Enough Sleep
Your child may be too excited or anxious to fall asleep before the trip. Tuck your child in by telling a bedtime story. Briefly share with your child what they will be seeing or experiencing during the field trip. Assure your child that this will be a fun time with their classmates so your child goes to bed with some peace of mind. Make your child a glass of warm PediaSure® so they can sleep soundly.
3Talk to Your Child About Being on Their Best Behaviour
Wherever the child goes, there are going to be rules to follow. Discuss appropriate behaviours applicable to the trip. Help them understand what are “no-no’s” like touching museum exhibits, talking to strangers, or running around in public spaces. Most importantly, remind your child to follow chaperones and/or travel buddies, and always stay with the group.
Do the packing together so your child knows what’s in their bag. Make sure they carry a lightweight bottle in case your child gets thirsty. If needed, tell the teacher to remind your child to stay hydrated. Pack a nutritious snack for your child in case they get hungry. Try this energy bites recipe: 1) mix oats, cereal, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds together into a large bowl. 2) Combine cocoa, peanut butter, and honey over medium heat in a small saucepan. 3) Remove from heat and whisk in PediaSure® until you obtain a smooth texture. 4) Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well. 5) Set aside to cool then shape mixture into balls about the size of an apricot. 6) Store in a sealed container and refrigerate.
5Prepare a Healthy Breakfast for Your Child
Children spend more energy on field trips – running around at parks or playing while they have the chance. Start the day with a nutritious breakfast that includes all types of food groups: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Alternatively, give your child a glass of PediaSure® that contains 25 essential vitamins and minerals to supplement their energy intake.
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1 to 2 Years Old
Play with a Ball
Simple yet versatile. Teach your child to pick up the ball and put it into a basket. Alternatively, let your child throw, roll, and kick the ball at a park to improve their motor skills.
Take your child outside with bubble soap and different size wands. Not only is chasing and popping bubbles great physical exercise, but it is also a lot of fun.
Sing Nursery Rhymes and Dance
Hold a dance party at home with your little one. Sing along to a nursery rhyme your child is familiar with. If your child can’t stand yet, carry them as you dance to the music.
2 to 3 Years Old
Plant a Seed
Children love to help with the garden. Teach your child to water the plants every day and to remove the pests from it too. Your child will learn how a plant grows as they take care of it day by day.
Going to the zoo with your child is a learning experience. Seeing a lion or a giraffe for the first time will make an impression on your child, and will have them talking about it for days. This will spark their curiosity for learning.
Perfect indoor (or outdoor) activity for your child. Get two tubs of water ready; one with soap and another one without. Not only is it a fun activity for your child, it combats bacteria that are lurking on the toys.
3 Years Onwards
Go for a Picnic
Pick a day and go out for a picnic with your child. Prepare simple food like sandwiches, crisps, biscuits, and drinks. It’s an eye-opening experience for your child to explore the world outside.
Little Kitchen Helper
Allow your child to help you in the kitchen when you prepare a meal. Teach your child to wash vegetables or let him or her beat an egg. It’s a great opportunity for your child to play at being a sous-chef.
Make a list of items to hide around the house. Give your child clues (written or drawn) for them to find.
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