Eat. Sleep. Move. Read.
As both an elementary teacher and CrossFit Kids coach, there are just four things I hope all kids are doing this summer, no matter what age.
Kids need to be eating real food. Quantity doesn’t really matter if it’s quality. Getting adequate protein and fat is critical to healthy development. To satisfy their sweet tooth, whole fruits can be found in abundance during the summer months. Freeze em, make smoothies, and get creative to make them fun.
Bedtimes may be a bit relaxed in the summer but kids still need an adequate amount of quality sleep. Try blackout drapes over the windows if daylight is an issue.
Play, play,play! Get out and explore the backyard, go to the park, swim, hike, play sports, and come to CrossFit Kids. Exercise is not only good for the body but also critical for healthy brain development. It’ll also help them sleep better!
Avoid the summer reading slide. The amount of reading a child does now will directly impact the type of reader/learner they are when they’re older. That means every single word they read matters. Read books, signs, labels, or anything else in your environment. For youngsters who can’t read yet, read TO them or go on a scavenger hunt for letters.
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