We always give them our love; still, somehow around special occasions like Christmas or summer vacation they get more spoiled than ever.
Summer vacation is the time to reconnect and relax with family, to recreate favourite childhood memories and make new ones together. Do you see your family lying on a beach or around a resort pool, hiking mountain trails, learning history from a national park ranger, exploring a new city, being thrilled by an exotic adventure or a daring new theme park ride?
Here are some of the things that we also try for starting our children’s healthy summer habits that don’t necessarily mean going bankrupted over the summer.
Limit mobile phone, TV and computer time. Especially when the beautiful weather outside means there is absolutely no reason why the children should not be out there.
Plan a time with them to get out of the house for walks, trips to the park or other physical activities. Baltics have an abundance of state parks that are outstanding options for fitness activities for families. From parks with tracks for the very energetic ones like the Tarzan Park in Sigulda, Latvia, to the ones who enjoy a more leisurely rest. Find a park close by and get going. The picture here is from our last summer trip to Saaremaa in Estonia.
Consider extending the amount of time you and your child spend being active each day. Fitness experts say children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Walk or ride bikes together. Play badminton or beach football together. Trying simple games such as racing, jumping rope, skipping, or playing tag or hide-and-seek will get you and your kids moving together, and remind yourself how much fun playing can be. Especially when there are no other kids around to play with and your little one suffers from being lonely, you could try into their play mate for a while.
Walking and moving freely is the very first adventure in children’s life. Give them the freedom to roam unrestricted within the safe territory you set, even climbing trees if they fancy so. They learn to master the movement through long practice and with patience, but also with bruises and other small injuries. They cannot be avoided, but Aloe First makes sure that your little baby’s skin recovers quickly and regenerates after each bruise. It’s been a saviour for me from tending to small bruises to brushing unruly and entangled hair.
All cloths and sports equipment deserve equal attention. How else can they be ready for tomorrow’s adventures your little hero will take them on? This highly concentrated formula often only takes a few drops to get the job done. Besides clean clothes, MDP X2 is also very kind to your children’s skin, without any potentially damaging chemicals.
Healthy habits are particularly important in the summer months, when kids are out of school. Their days are less structured, and they’re more likely to eat junk food.
Eating dinner together as a family is one thing many of us will always remember dearly from our childhood. Have your child help with dinner or make a healthy menu that you prepare. Use healthier cooking options such as roasting or steaming instead of frying. Add one new vegetable each week. Limit foods and drinks high in calories and sugar. Provide easy access to fruits instead. No day should pass without fresh fruits and veggies should be your mantra.
Consider rewarding your kids for making healthy choices by giving them treats such as stickers, badges, or a picture book or coloring book instead of sweets.
And a drink of FOREVER ALOE BITS N’PEACHES can only help in boosting immune system resistance so that the little hero can roam unrestricted. And besides the multitude of benefits that Aloe gel has, the addition of peaches provides carotenoids – valuable as antioxidants and a source of vitamin A. My elder one has her own ritual every morning to ensure a good start of the day.
And when the child comes running into your arms and hugs you tight, you want to see their bright eyes and their beautiful heart melting smile.
Aloe Vera has long been treasured for its quality and versatility – including dental care. My child’s teeth gleam with Forever Bright®, free from fluoride and one of the best tooth gels on the market. Years of research, development and collaboration with scholars and dentists have provided Forever Living with the optimum Aloe-based formula for effective cleaning. Your entire family will love the flavour and the clean mouth-feel, too.
Regardless of your summer plans, in our Forever family children have the chance to a harmonious development, staying healthy and protected thanks to our products, so that they can enjoy most cherished moments childhood holds.