Hey Quest Martial Arts Families!
By now summer is in full swing and we hope that everyone is taking advantage of our summer camps here at Quest Academy! If you are looking for something fun to keep your niǌa occupied feel free to find us at the front desk or give us a call and ask about all the cool things going on!
Today I wanted to offer a few tips on how to keep boredom at bay this summer! These are simple tips that you can implement NOW, and will help set your niǌa up for success.
Communicate the plan
Every evening, take a few spare minutes and review the “plan” for the next day. A little bit of structure will go a long way and will also help everything go smoothly. If possible, try to include 45min-1hr of physical activity doing things such as swimming, biking, or practising your forms!
Work together to develop effective summertime habits
Many parents will set boundaries and limitations for their kids which is great, but if you include your kids in the process they will better understand the “how” and “why”. This will help them appreciate why certain things are limited and also help them find ways to keep themselves entertained. Talk with your niǌa and determine how much electronics time per day and per week is appropriate. Then work together to come up with a list of activities they eǌoy!
Be a good role model
Get outdoors and show them how much fun it is to be active! Children will often make better choices when their role models are doing the same. Be active outdoors and they will be more willing to give it a try! This can be as easy as having them teach you how to play a game! You can even take it to the next level and have them teach you how to do a few kicks or a form!
We hope that this has given you a few ideas to use when tackling summer boredom! If you are out and about or on vacation don’t forget we would love to stay in contact, and we invite you to post a picture or video on our FB page. We hope you are eǌoying your summer and we can’t wait to see everyone back on the mat!