Summer is time for kids to get active
SUMMER is the perfect time to get the kids off the couch and get them active.
Recent findings from Curtin University’s Centre for Sport and Recreation Research showed children who were more physically active were smarter and had better memories, behaviour, motor skills, concentration and reasoning, as well as enjoying health benefits.
For year-round options, Kidz ‘ n Sport gives children aged three to nine the chance to take part in a fun exercise program with others their age.
Kidz ‘ n Sport franchisor Michael Mellor said there were a range of programs on offer, from skill development for three and four year olds ti the chance to work on multisport skills for primary school children.
“We create an amazing environment for young children to develop confidence in playing sport,” he said.
“There is now overwhelming scientific proof that exercise helps and actually speeds up cognitive development and that regular exercise has a major part to play not only in the physical but also psychological wellbeing of children and adults.
“As the world has become more technologically oriented, children are sitting and are involved in more sedentary tasks but they need to spend time outdoors getting exercise to balance their day.
“Teaching children how to catch, throw, run, move, jump, hit and kick balls and play sport enables them to grasp skills that will last a lifetime.”
For more, visit www.kidznsport.com.au.
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