Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Is my child ready for sports?

Toddlers and preschoolers at the age 2 to 5 beginning to master many basic movements, but they're too young for most organized sports. Toddlers who participate in organized sports typically don't gain any long-term advantage in terms of future sports performance.

At this age, unstructured free play is usually best. Try: Running, Trumbling, Throwing, Catching, Swimming.

Around age 6 or 7, most kids have the physical and mental skills they need to start joining in organized sports. Shu says you can get your child moving as early as she shows interest, and start with easier activities that won’t be hard to master - playing catch, kicking a ball, swinging a bat, or going for an easy swim. As she gets better with hand-eye coordination and physical activity, then you can introduce the idea of a team sport. Consider organized activities such as: T- ball, Softball or Baseball, Soccer, Gymnastics, ,Tennis, Martial arts etc.

You may want to try less-competitive team sports at first - for example, recreational level rather than travel ball -so novices don't get intimidated by more seasoned players,” says Shu.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Where should we look for probiotics?

Getting plenty of good bacteria, also known as probiotics, is key to keeping little stomachs happy and healthy, and yogurt is a great source of this bacteria. 

Limit sugary versions aimed at kids because these are often lower in protein and good bacteria. Instead, choose plain nonfat or low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt and dress them up with a spoonful of honey and sprinkling of fresh fruit. Look for the words “live and active cultures” on the carton to ensure that the yogurt has plenty of beneficial bacteria. Don’t forget too that a cup of yogurt counts towards your child’s daily dairy servings. Most yogurts actually have more calcium than a cup of milk.

Kids will love to assemble their own Blueberry and Maple-Pecan Parfaits

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Summer Holidays in Gdynia!

Children in Gdynia have 2 months of holidays and we know very good how hard is to organise them active time.

Gdynia Sports Centre has a special offer - summer area for children at main beach in Gdynia, open every day!
There are a lot of attractions and we guarantee that no one will be bored!!!

Children can take part in football tournaments, play "sand" basketball, learn zumba moves but also build castles, draw pictures, make their own sea animals from recycling and much more.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Try Hummus!

This heart-healthy dip and spread is one food that most kids will eat – as long as you don’t tell them it’s made from beans! But it’s the fiber, complex carbs, and protein in those garbanzo bean—combined with heart-healthy olive oil—that make hummus such a perfect food. The complex carbs fuel your busy little one, while the protein and fiber help keep him content and meltdown-free until dinner. Serve hummus as a dip with baked pita chips or baby carrots or use it in place of mayonnaise on sandwiches and wraps. Try store-bought or whip up a quick homemade version (Traditional Hummus).