Yes it is tea time for me once more. Time to myself where I enjoy “reading a little”. Today’s reading comes from Sandra Dodd’s musicroom page (big surprise I’m sure ;)). It also ties in really well with this weeks Week In The Life post.
“My first question is what the parents are doing for sport, dance and physical activity. Is it seen within the family as something schoolkids do, rather than part of the regular world?
Some families hike or ski or snowboard, ride horses, sail, garden, build things… Not all exercise and physical activity are school-style team sports. If the principle is knowing more about their strength and their bodies and having opportunities to use them. Do you have a tree swing or do you take your children to a public playground? Do they have access to shovels and a place (and maybe a real reason) to dig? Do you gather, cut or carry firewood? I don’t recommend making them do that, but if the parents do that the children might want to help.
If the parents do none of those things, why should the children? If the parents used to but don’t anymore, perhaps they could find ways to add more physical activity back into their lives?”
Our family loves to hike and be outdoors. Miss Sky is sporting a lovely new tan. I *never* needed to limit the television(or video games) from my girls for this love to flourish. It had already been planted from Papa and my love of the outdoors.
Now if we could only break this triple digit heat wave.