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Make Your Kid’s Initial Years The Best Period Of The Lifetime


The initial years play a crucial role in your child’s growth and development. A child during these years, particularly from 2 months to 12 years learns to observe and interact with the surroundings making use of all the five senses. It develops some kind of an understanding of the environment and its multiple aspects through the whole hearted use of its cognitive, affective and psychomotor faculties. Thus taking special care of a child during the initial growing phase is important. Certain exercises and gym activities must be introduced to kids aged between 2 months to 12 years to trigger a healthy growth of muscles, bones and joints, ensuring a holistic psychological and emotional growth on the part of your kid. Kid’s gym and exercises would encourage development of interactive skills and your child would turn out to be sharper and stronger with a better aptitude to deal with the competitive world better in near future. The initial years are the building blocks for your kid’s growth and development in all respect, physical, mental and emotional.

Make use of your kid’s growing phase in the best way possible for its holistic growth and development. Several gym activities and exercises can help in making your kid’s initial years fruitful in every possible ways.

Organized sports: Fitness activities can help your child in infinite ways, teaching them the importance of remaining active. Moderate to vigorous physical activities can be arranged for 15 minutes to an hour each day encouraging the development of interactive skills and active participation. Your kid’s energy can be properly tamed through exercises and intelligently designed gaming activities that would make them socially interactive, teaching them the art of cooperating with peer groups and making them learn certain skills for life. With target oriented activities you can increase your child’s patience to remain focussed. Some activities include, playing softballs, motor activities like building snowmen, assorting balls, jump ropes, hula hoops and likewise.

Age oriented physical activities: Activities can be arranged in tune with your kid’s age and necessity. For instance, if your kid is aged between 6 to 8 years it would be great to arrange for physical activities involving jumping, rolling, throwing, romping and kicking. All such activities would not only make your kid sinewy and healthy, they will also encourage them learning the importance of setting targets, meeting challenges, developing sportive spirits, value of practicing and the joy of teamwork. If your kid is 9 to 12 years old, coordinated activities involving competition to some extent can work better. A child would be taught through such activities the art of dealing with crisis without being restless. Exercises can teach your kid the art of being meditative, calm and focussed. Karate, fencing, golf, skateboarding, tennis, basketball are among many such activities that your child can be given exposure to.

Activities for kid’s age 4 months - 12 years are plenty and numerous. You don’t have to boggle your brain much about what activities will be the best for your kid and what would be risk free at the same time.

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Adam Boyden

The writer of this article is a content developer at The Little Gym, having keen interest in gym, health and fitness related contents for kids and children in their formative years.

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