Tips For Your Kids On Holiday Break
When all the new toys and holiday activities have worn off, what can you do to keep your children engaged and active?
- Help your children learn healthy concepts of screen time. Make your own family media use plan. The AAP recommends less than 2 hours per day of any screens including TV, tablets, computers and video games. Don’t let screen time displace other activities such as face-to-face interaction, family time, exercise and time outdoors.
Make your own plan at www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx
- Children often use food as a response to emotions and feelings. Sometimes children reach for food when experiencing boredom, depression and stress. Try to avoid using food as a reward and instead use words of approval. Come up with a list of healthy snacks you can both agree on.
- Finding somewhere to play can be hard when its cold out! Many websites have lists of indoor play spaces and activities for the week. Here are a few: