While we know the Thanksgiving, is the start the season, our kids think it’s just another day. We also know kids get excited about this time of year for many reasons. They get a break from school. They get to enjoy spending time with another family member such as cousins and grandparents. But, do you know what your kids want YOU to do this during this holiday? We’re about to tell you!
Many of us will be prepping for the holidays early. We either plan to have family visit or travel for the holiday break. If you’re parents, there’s a good chance you will need some time away from the kids to get in some shopping. Parents know that they can get things done much quicker and easier when the kids are not around.
This holiday season, try not to spend too much time preparing for the celebration without help. Get the little ones involved, if you can. Teach them about cooking, manners and family traditions. Start a new custom or tradition. It’s never too late! Whatever the case may be, spending time making the event special doesn’t have to be hard and should be enjoyable. Regardless, kids love to see their parents happy, and this is the perfect time of year to show them how much you appreciate them as well.
Now that you have involved the kids a bit, call on someone to take the kids out to blow off some steam while you go shopping. The Wow Factory is a great place for kids to be active and explore. They can climb, play laser tag, crawl, jump and run through the Ballocity, play video games, and bowl! Your kids will have a blast and you will get some very valuable time to get holiday things done.
Don’t want to worry about dinner? We can provide that too. Our café has a full menu of food as well as snacks and desserts. We’ve got you covered, so go out and maybe enjoy a meal out for yourself.
If you have any holiday party needs or birthday party plans to attend to we can accommodate those as well. Book one of our party rooms and a party package and we will take the load off for you! Let us help make your holiday stress free.
Call to plan your next event at The Wow Factory! (954) 380-8600
We all know what we feed our children is important. Keeping kids away from sugary, high fat, and high cholesterol foods are one of the best ways to combat childhood obesity. It’s easy to do when you are there to guide them, but what about when you are not around? The answer is to teach your kids about nutrition and making good choices. Are they always going to make the best choices? Probably not, they’re kids, but if we model making good food choices and indulge in moderation, we are setting them up for starting good habits.
Physical activity should also be modeled and encouraged. Humans are physical beings, and we all know kids have lots of energy. Physical activity is limited at school and often kids get no recess time. Here are some ways to get the kids active.
Limit Your Kid’s Time on Electronics and TV
Enroll Your Child in Sports or Do some Physical Activity 60-Minutes per day
Teach Your Kids to Love Water and Hydrate
Keep a Strict Sleep Routine
Let the Kids Be FREE to Play
Limiting your child’s time, they spend in front of the television and electronic devices is key to obtaining and maintain weight. What other choice will they have but to actually DO something. Even if they just play with their toys, they are moving and using their imagination.
Next, enroll your kids in an organized sport or take them to an indoor park, etc., each child should exercise at least 60-minutes per day, every day. (The Wow Factory is a great environment for just that)
Water, water, water! Get away from the juices and sugary sports drinks.
Be sure to have a routine down each night before bed. Turn off the television, take away devices and other distractions. Read a book and maybe meditate to bring the mind to rest. Not only will it help your child but you will benefit too!
Last, make sure your kids have stress-free time to play. What does that mean? It’s not always necessary to hound them while they are playing. Let them explore, discover and use their imagination. Give your kids the freedom to express themselves and let them fail. They will learn from these experiences.
While we’re not experts at Childhood Obesity, we’re sure these tips are insightful. In the meantime, be sure to visit the Wow Factory and Wow Alley for some fun physical activity. See you there!
Call to plan your next event with The Wow Factory! (954) 380-8600