Water activities for kids are fun and health effective at all ages.
An important factor in the area of child growth and development is maintaining a normal weight by developing healthy habits.
- One way is to encourage children’s participation in physical activities.
But, as we all know, it is soooo hard to get these little computer jocks out off the sedentary mode created by computer games and other advanced technologies today.
What if there was a way to attract them to exercise? – Well, that’s where water activities for kids come in… Fortunately, it’s hard to beat kids’ overjoy when it comes to playing in water! 🙂
Water Activities for Kids and their health benefits
Playing in water can improve your child’s long-term mental and physical health in many ways. Moreover, kids involved in physically challenging activities have higher grades and better behavior.
- Water sports are highly challenging and fun.
- They increase self-esteem in youth and reduces anxiety and stress.
- The water resistance helps burn fat and build muscle tone with less effort.
- Water activities can correct and prevent childhood obesity, one of the major causes of illness in both children and adults
- They also enhance eye/hand and large muscle coordination
Kids and water fun
Playing and taking part in water activities for children can be done creatively with games for the entire family.
It is well known that playing is one of the most important developmental activities a child can do. This is an excellent way for kids to learn how to interact with each other as well as to discover the world around them. There are for instance, pool games such as, water polo, diving for treasure, relay races or just the traditional jumping jacks.
Kids can also practice summer sports in water, like water skiing or boating and swimming.
There are also a wide range of blow up water toys everything from floating lounges to floating table tennis, not to forget the basic swimming pool ball.
While participating in water activities, children learn to conquer their fear of water and become more self-confident. Check my Pinterest board on Kids and Water Fun for some creative ideas.
The beach offers a great environment for the whole family’s health and your little one’s psychological and emotional development.
The seawater’s salt concentration at beach resorts gives the body more buoyancy, making water activities even more enjoyable, while swimming, as an example, has a lot of health benefits on a kids mental and physical development.