Friday, 10 August 2018

No ideas for playing outside?

Children love to play outside. Outdoor activities are a great way to develop your child's imagination, improve manual skills and get to know the world around better. Being outside children oxygenate, toughen, become physically fit. If you have no ideas how to play with your child outside, here are some suggestions: 

Treasure hunters 

It's the perfect game for older children. It develops imagination, teaches logical thinking, reading maps and paying attention to details. 

How to play? The simplest version is to prepare a map, for easy starters. Then give it to your child and give him time to find a precious treasure (it can be a box of sweets, a cinema ticket for a fantastic fairy tale or a small toy). Of course, let's hide the treasure in a safe place earlier. With time, you can raise the level of difficulty. To get a clue, the child will have to do some task, e.g. make 5 jumps. 

Racing 

Even small children show a certain desire to compete. That's why you can organize a running competition. The nearest tree or bench will be the finish line. For older children, the route may be longer. Of course, let the child win from time to time - the toddler also wants to feel that he is the best at something. 

Obstacle course 

You can set few obstacles in the yard. Remember, that all the obstacles need to be safe and do not cause injuries - these can be plastic posts, wicker baskets or other items that can be found at home. 

Bowling 

You need to have empty plastic bottles and ball – the game is ready.


Monday, 23 July 2018

Learn English with fruits and vegetables!

Summer is the best time to eat fresh and delicious fruits such as cherries or strawberries;) 

Use them to learn English - your children can learn not only their names but also colors , shapes or flavors. 

We give you a card where kids can match the names with proper fruits and vegetables but also use it as a coloring book.




It's good to remember that we need to eat 5 portion of fruits and vegetables every day!

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Yes, you can eat chocolate!

According to the food pyramid, you can eat sweets once or twice a week. Reach for good sweets like dark chocolate, for example. It has not only an excellent taste. Here's why it's worth to eat a few cubes of dark chocolate from time to time. 

Helps in thinking. It contains many compounds that stimulate the brain to work. Therefore, a few cubes of dark chocolate can brighten up the mind, improve concentration, memory, reaction time and facilitate problem solving. 

Adds energy - has the most carbohydrate, magnesium, potassium and iron, but does not contain (or little) sugar! Specialists consider it the best-absorbed, concentrated source of energy. 

Prevents atherosclerosis and blood clots. The natural substances inhibit the oxidation of "bad" cholesterol, protecting us from atherosclerosis and cancer. They help fight infections, regulate the proper tension of the muscles and blood vessels and "make sure" that the platelets do not stick together, preventing the formation of blood clots and stroke. 

Strengthens the heart. Polyphenols contained in the cocoa bean lower blood pressure and prevent a heart attack. Dutch scientists have found that people who regularly eat (or drink) dark chocolate, are less likely to die of a heart attack. 

Filters the kidneys. Thanks to the high content of the alkaloid, theobromine stimulates the kidneys and as a gentle diuretic it cleans them up. This is important information for people who are prone to urinary tract infections. 

Relieves the cough. Recently, researchers have found that theobromine is more effective in inhibiting cough than codeine used so far and does not cause drowsiness. So let's try to save yourself with dark chocolate when you catch a cold.


Monday, 25 June 2018

Your child can sail!

Although children start sailing usually at the age of 7-8, there are schools that teach even three-year-olds. 

Optimists are the most popular class of sports yachts for children. Their simple design and low price make almost every sailor start his career from swimming on this boat. At what age is it best to start? 




There are no top-down regulations governing the lowest age limit for optimists. The Australian International Optimist Dinghy Association, for example, informs that child can start trainings when he/she feels confident near the water, usually between 8 and 9 years of age, but the Canadian CANSail assumes starting teaching in the Wet Feet group (Wet Feet) already in five-year-olds. 

Learning of independence by children is often regarded as the biggest plus of the early start of the sailing trainings. Separation from parents, cooperation with other children and the ability to find a new situation has a positive effect on pre-schoolers. 

Classes with preschoolers must be based primarily on getting to know sailing and being fun rather than training. At first, a child can swim on a pontoon with a trainer and watch older sailors and learn simple on-shore activities. Then comes time for the first Cruise Optimist in the company of the teacher. It is important that the activities are varied and interesting - some instructors explain the basic laws of physics, such as buoyancy, through play, while others supplement the training with learning how to ride a bike or ice skating. It is also important to adjust the equipment - there are special, smaller training sails for Optimists. Sometimes it is best to swim without a sail at all - a child learns the wheelhouse by swimming on a boat behind a pontoon. The teacher's role is the key, because he has to assess the maturity and abilities of a small sailor and adapt the classes accordingly. 

Preschoolers can certainly start their adventure with sailing, but it must be an adventure controlled. A great responsibility lies with the trainer, who should demonstrate a special sense and pedagogical skills so that the child will love swimming on the boat. Parents' attitude is also important, as in such activities they should first and foremost see fun and a way to spend their time in a good way. 

In Gdynia, the biggest regattas in Poland - Volvo Gdynia Sailing Days – has just started so there is an opportunity to see the best sailors not only from Poland but also from whole world! Come and see the youngest sailors to find out that this ia a sport for your child too. 

The schedule is below!


Monday, 28 May 2018

Move Week

Today begins the European Move Week event  and will take until June 3 this year.

MOVE Week is an annual global event showcasing the benefits of being active and participating regularly in sport and physical activity.


Participants

With more than 4 million participants since its first edition, MOVE WEEK has become one of the biggest sport for all events around the world promoting the benefits of regular participation in sport and physical activity.

More info on event webiste  http://moveweek.eu/






 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Active generations

Almost whole families participated in the European Run in Gdynia. The oldest participant of the event took part in the Nordic walking walk. Mr. Dionizy ZioĊ‚kowski from Gdynia proved that at the age of 89, you can be more active and smiling than many teenagers. Of course, the youngest were to be found among the competitors taking part in the Toddler's Run - 150 meters,  with their parents. Among 500 small athletes, seven were born this year. 
Great time, lot of fun and good energy.







 

Friday, 4 May 2018

Along the via Nedolini aqueduct...

Second event organized by Forte Dei Marmi Municipality inspired by Move Up to be healthy and happy project.
This time children from Move Up project took part in day of walking along the via Nedolini aqueduct to the Golden Words.