What do preschoolers need a walk for?

What do preschoolers need a walk for?

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There are many parents for whom sport and activity is a natural and obvious way to spend free time with a child. Children in such families "from the cradle" catch the bug for a healthy lifestyle (it is difficult to talk about sport without it) and often infect their peers with such passion.

Unfortunately, there will be some adults who, having a few years out, will find a lot of reasons not to do it (we are talking about the situation of living in a city, for example in a block of flats).

There are also many kindergartens and places offering child care, where children's outdoor activities are very modestly "dosed" and do not take place every day. Why is this happening? Let's look at the most popular explanations.

The main reason is called ... LEAN

While in the case of a toddler who can be put in a pram and stroll with him in a park or square, sitting on benches to read or text, the matter is simple, so in the case of an energetic preschooler who would like to explore the world, soak up all his senses - already it is not so easy. Going for a walk with him sometimes requires a bit of effort, which is not always easy for everyone. There will be childcare outlets, where babysitters will instead of a logistically troublesome (although short) trip offer toddlers an easy way to go. There will be and parents ready to explain that the child was in the store with them and "ventilated" during the return home. Unfortunately, this is not enough.

Pre-school children are characterized strong need for movement (so-called "hunger for movement", which is the basis of their great mobility). And exploring the world through a busy toddler often has its consequences. Sometimes the price is dirty hands and muddy shoes, a hole in pants or a scratched knee. Behind the little explorer who would like to mix water in a puddle or find out what the view is when hanging his head down on ladders, you still have to follow and you can not take his eyes off, often answering a lot of embarrassing questions. In addition, the very act of dressing a few-year-old who likes to decide on the clothes himself, while training the difficult ability to argue and defend his own opinion can be a real challenge for the guardian. Especially when it does not provide for more than a few minutes to devote to activities related to preparing for departure. Let's imagine preparing to leave dozens of kindergarten children ... And ... weather for this trip. It must be perfect: not too warm, but not too cold. Without wind, of course without rain or even cloud cover, because rain can surprise us at any time. Only how many days of such "ideal" weather do we have in a year?

In the Scandinavian countries, children in kindergarten spend a large part of the day outdoors. Not to mention the more and more popular in the West "Forest kindergartens", in which the toddlers hide in the tent or go to the museum only during rain or cold, because they are walking in the forest all the time, even in the forest lessons are held. There is a popular saying that "there is no bad weather, you can only have the wrong clothes" ...

Although rain boots or raincoats are not a "deficit" commodity in our country, there are children who do not have them in their wardrobes. Instead, they have a whole lot of fancy toys, electronic games and CDs (or other storage media) with cartoons that you can turn on your child, while doing something else yourself. It is also popular to believe that outdoor activity = sport, and sport requires investment. Sports or brand investments, and we can't afford brands - it's a great alibi not to do sports at all ...