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LazyTown Sports Club for ALL!!!

Younger Children and their Parents engage with LTSC!

FitKid and LazyTown Sports Club - Poole

The Poole and Bournemouth Team have been spending the Summer developing new and engaging sessions with younger children AND their parents.

This has been an interesting trial for the LazyTown Sports Club product on numerous levels but it has been successful

The news that these trials have worked out well comes hot on the heals of the success we had earlier this year when the LazyTown Sports Club product was trialled on children in the local area with learning disabilities. The fantastic feedback received from the children and their carers was amazing. The significance of the music and movement on the levels of engagement from the children was second to none. Another positive for this developing project.

The latest summer success has led to the client concerned wanting to continue with the development of these sessions in September.

We are also therefore pleased to share with you, the following quote:

“The sessions have been very effective, the staff have given positive feedback, with regards to the children’s enjoyment and development achieved during the sessions.”

Deputy manager with lead for Support and Outreach – Children’s Learning & Engagement at Bournemouth Borough Council

It is fantastic that we have been able to begin to engage Mums and Dads and their children together in this product. We also hope to continue with the evolution of these concepts in association with the LazyTown Sports Club powered by FitKid model over the coming months.

Get Fit with the Kids! Some Ideas for you….

AGE 5 PLUS – FUN FITNESS IDEAS!

I thought I would share some ideas with you for the remainder of the Summer….These are very broad brush but are games that can be played in different environments.

Games for this age group should focus on developing basic movements, such as running, balancing, jumping, kicking, throwing and catching as well as general aerobic fitness.

Try to introduce as many of these into your child’s weekly routine:

MUSICAL CIRCUITS: This game is similar to musical chairs and is suitable for three or more children. Spread hula hoops around the room and play music as the children move around the room. When the music stops, each child must enter a hoop and perform an exercise such as skipping, hopping, jogging or jumping.

PROGRESSIVE SKIPPING: Skipping is a low-impact aerobic activity that strengthens muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time.

Start with ordinary skipping then add the following actions one at a time to vary the intensity: high, low, medium, slow. If three or more children are playing, two should hold the rope while the other skips.

TAG TAIL: For two or more children. One child sticks a piece of ribbon in the back of their trouser waistband. The aim is for the opponent to grab the end of the ribbon within a certain time, say 30 seconds.

SWIMMING RELAYS: You need two teams of two or more swimmers. Place objects such as goggles and swimming hats on the far side of the pool and ask swimmers to retrieve them, put them on and swim back to the other side.

We have many more ideas for all age groups including the pre school children and if you want to get involved with us or our franchisees, drop us a line.

All the best and keep moving!

AND do the activities with your Kids! Brilliant family fun can be had with these and many more ideas. You can even develop many yourself also.

1 in 3 Kids Overweight when leaving Primary School!

Here is something I thought I would share with you from today’s Express…..

This apparently is true which I find very worrying and part of me thinks that this cannot be true!

By the time they leave primary school, apparently one in three children is overweight!

Adrian Lee of the Express speaks to one family brave enough to tackle the problem….See more here and come back to me if you have any comments http://tinyurl.com/ybwkfmu