Kids naturally love to move. When it’s warm and the sun is out, children are drawn to the outdoors, where they ride bikes, kick a ball around, go for a surf and climb trees. As parents, we generally don’t need to encourage our kids to get up and move as long as there is an adequate outlet.
With winter fast approaching, things can get a little tricky. The days are getting shorter and we don’t want our children playing outside in the dark. It’s also colder, which makes some outdoor activities like swimming and surfing less accessible. Combined with these factors, many kids are getting too much screen time as parents struggle to keep kids entertained.
Movement is an important outlet during the colder months
During these colder months, it is especially important that we encourage our children to be active and keep fit. When a child’s natural need to move around is suppressed (as when too much time is spent sitting in front of a screen) that energy is certain to eventually find another outlet – possibly expressed as anger or frustration, overeating, anxiety and even deep sadness that may result in depression. These symptoms can be further worsened by the cold and dark, feeding a vicious cycle.
Thankfully, there’s an answer ready to hand that’s available across much of Australia. A Soccajoeys kids soccer class is a fantastic option to provide an outlet for your children’s natural energy, while providing a framework to do it in a safe and controlled environment. Led by experienced coaches, kids will learn social skills and fine-tune their motor skills while expressing that excess energy in a productive, positive and enjoyable way!
A regular soccer class will also provide your child with something to look forward to as well as an opportunity to make new friends along the way. Our classes are indoors and accessible in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth as well as regional NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
If you’re looking for an ideal way to get your kids off the sofa during winter and keep them happy and healthy, visit our website today to find a kids soccer class in your area!