School holidays are fast approaching and we as parents will be busy again organising our time to entertain our children. I’m tempted to pack them some bags for the next 2 weeks and send them off to their grandparents…I’m pretty sure their grandparents have really missed them over the Lockdown and are dying to spend time with them… right? 😉
Exercise is not only important for us as adults but also for our children. By providing them with opportunities to exercise at a young age it will encourage healthy habits as they get older. It’s too easy these days for children to get wrapped up in their devices. I’m not saying it is a bad thing I believe it definitely does have its place. I am also one that relies on the electronic babysitter from time to time.
So as the holidays are just around the corner I asked Mr 6 & Mr 8 what it is that they would like to do over their 2 week break. I asked for their top 5… so here are their top 8 picks… (go figure).
In no order of preference….
Ice Skating – New Lynn, Paradise Ice “because I can go really fast and I like it when they turn the music loud.”
Lazer Tag – Wairau Road “because it’s fun to go and make hiding places with your friends. We get all sweaty from running.”
Rock Climbing – Glen Eden “I like going there to practise climbing really high to the top of the walls, but sometimes I don’t get right to the top”
Flipping Fun/Jump – Henderson/Rosebank Road “I like to go to play dodgeball and to do flips in the foam pits.”
Soccer – Local Park. “Because it’s fun I practise how to score goals and my footwork.”
Gymnastics Holiday Program – New Lynn Waitakere Gymnastics “They do lots of fun games and we get to meet other kids”
Skate Park – Westmere, Swanson “Because we can take our bikes, scooters and skateboards so we don’t get bored and there is a playground too”
Inflatable World – Dominion Road “I like all the different bouncy castles, and the obstacle course with the big slide.”