How to Stay Active and Healthy in the Summer Time

Summertime is the best time
to start becoming more physically active. With all the extra time your child
has its important to make sure they have fun during summer vacation but also
that they stay happy, active and healthy.
Here are some ways to stay
active and healthy in the summer:

Keep them Hydrated:
It’s obvious that staying
hydrated during summer time is important, but it is not always easy to get them
to drink as much water as they should. Here are some tips that can help you:
  • Fruit Infused Water:
    By letting delicious fruits soak in water it makes a plain drink more
    delicious! You can also purchase cool looking fruit infused water bottles made
    just for kids!
  •  Schedule more drink
    breaks: Get your child in the habit of taking water breaks throughout the day
    and it will soon become routine. This is especially important if your child is
    participating in a lot of physical activities throughout the day.
  •  Popsicles: Try to get
    some with low sugar so your kids can stay hydrated with less sugar. You can also make popsicles fun by looking up recipes to make them with your kids!
Engage with nature:

Marla and her Falconry bird Mack from The New England Reptile and Raptor Show

Children’s Museum in Easton recently had Bigfoot summer drop in day, which
focused on nature and ways to have fun in your backyard. The New
England Reptile and Raptor show had an interactive performance where children
learned about the cool creatures that live right in their backyard.
They even got the chance to meet the animals up close!

performance also taught visitors about bones and how they differ for each animal. Their new found knowledge about  nature helped children create amazing
Bigfoot dioramas that Bigfoot himself would love to call home! Visitors also
made a Bigfoot expedition kit which would help them catch Bigfoot and many
other creatures that may be nearby. The Bigfoot obstacle course was also a huge
hit because it allowed children to literally “walk in Bigfoot’s shoes”!


these activities promoted learning about nature and inspired creativity. The
Bigfoot drop in day allowed Children to learn and be active in ways that they
enjoyed. Children were able be active while exploring their surroundings and
learning.  Many children left the museum
happy and eager to continue their search for Bigfoot.

Bigfoot day isn’t the only way to have your children engage with nature. Make
every day an adventure and start exploring wherever you can, which leads me
into our next tip for staying healthy and active in the summer.

Make sure your child gets daily exercise:
It may seem like something
obvious, but the summertime is when children become less physically active. On
hot days it can be tempting to stay inside and sit around all day, but there
are many ways to make sure your child gets daily exercise in the summer. Here’s
what you can do:

  •  Take walks to the
    local store to buy Popsicles and cool down.
  • Go for a swim to stay
    active and cool down.
  • Go on at least three
    bike rides a week.
  • On rainy days instead
    of staying in and watching movies turn on some music and get your groove on!
  • Visit your local park
    and play games such as, Frisbee, basketball, or soccer.

Hopefully all these tips
help you and your children have a healthy and happy summer and remember you can
always stop by the Children’s Museum in Easton to have a healthy and happy

*Written by Love Boussiquot, PR Intern

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