Skiing, ice dancing, slides and snowball fights are the best activities for kids
Skiing, ice dancing, slides and snowball fights are the best activities for children. Simple, fun, nice. And very helpful!
Playing in the snow
FOR: The simplest and most favorite activities in the fresh frosty air - playing snowballs, wallowing in snowdrifts, riding slides - can be fully qualified as "activities that promote the development of motor skills, eye, coordination of movements. This type of active walks is also recommended for disinhibited, hyperactive children. But on one condition - they must be led by an adult.
AGAINST: Hyperactive children require "management" on the slide as well, as usually the team of skiers is "motley" - of different ages and strengths. But calm walks in a winter park or forest (without skis and sleds), according to T. Yu. Nikolaeva-Sheremet, a pediatric reflexologist of the highest category, have a beneficial effect on the well-being and mood of children with pathologies of the cardiovascular system heart rhythm disturbances), labile (sensitive, overly excitable) nervous system, and are also useful for those who have recently been ill. While active games with peers are not recommended for them, think of a way to interest the baby: take bird food and squirrels into the forest, make snowmen, watch nature.
FOR: The popularity of the TV show about figure skating is not accidental - in our country there has always been a reverent attitude towards this sport. In addition to beauty, music, sparkling ice and the very important positive emotions associated with it, ice skating is an effective means of improving the he alth and physical fitness of children. First of all, favorable changes in the development of the respiratory organs and respiratory muscles can be noted - as a result of figure skating, the vital capacity of the lungs increases significantly. It also improves coordination of movements, strengthens the ligamentous-muscular apparatus and forms the correct posture. Figure skating, ice hockey and speed skating are great for training the child's vestibular apparatus, increasing its stability - as a result, the balance function improves.
During any active outdoor exercise, thermoregulatory processes improve, and, consequently, the body is hardened - resistance to colds increases, their duration is reduced. Many great figure skaters and hockey players in the future were brought to the ice by their parents in order to finally save the child from continuous acute respiratory viral infections and tonsillitis. Figure skating lessons are useful for children who are often ill, not very dexterous, with a "floating gait", with weak lungs. Hockey helps develop and strengthen muscle tone, teaches you to play in a team, adjusting to others.
AGAINST: Skates are not suitable for children who have suffered injuries of the musculoskeletal system (especially the spine and knee joints), if the child has a history of vegetovascular dystonia and frequent dizziness, children with chronic ENT diseases in the acute stage.
FOR: Skiing is a truly unique sport. Skis are good for everyone! But especially for guys who are overweight; hyperactive; insecure; those who lag behind in logical school assignments have poor handwriting (skiing perfectly “coordinates” and teaches “to interact” the left and right hemispheres of the brain). Skiing develops children's dexterity, courage, eye, as well as balance functions. According to T. Yu. Nikolaeva-Sheremet, skating is not suitable for children with a lethargic and kyphoscoliotic posture (pre-slip state), but skiing is completely. But only after consultation with a pediatric orthopedist, who will take into account the condition of the musculoskeletal tissue and the severity of the muscle corset of your child. Skiing is not contraindicated for asthmatic children, provided daily breathing exercises at home, dosed loads, gradually increasing, and the full approval of any, even the smallest successes of the child by the parents.
AGAINST: Children with an “open mouth” (runny nose, sinusitis, adenoids), generally with weak ENT organs, when nasal breathing is impaired, as well as with a weak musculoskeletal system.
Tips for parents:
Clothes for walking should be light, comfortable and at the same time warm and loose enough.
In children with allergies, sometimes there is a specific reaction of the body to the cold, manifested by itching, redness and rashes on the skin, including in areas covered by clothing. Experts note that cold allergies can only be a symptom of some other diseases. In any case, if you notice an unusual reaction of the child's body to the cold, be sure to consult a pediatrician and a pediatric allergist!
After active games in the fresh frosty air, the child must change clothes, take a warm shower and drink hot tea.