The World Health Organization (WHO) affirms that an increase in daily physical activity and a reduction in sedentary lifestyle in children will guarantee an improvement in their well-being and in their physical and mental development. Likewise, it indicates that childhood is a period of rapid development and a time in which it is recommended that the family can adapt their routine to improve the physical and mental health of infants. The goal is clear, what should be promoted is for children to play again.
In this context, Happyland, a chain of entertainment centers that is an expert in the development of spaces for healthy and safe fun for children and adults, provides 4 tips for correctly stimulating the development and well-being of children.
● LESS TIME IN FRONT OF SCREENS: Prolonged time in front of electronic screens in children could cause attention problems, anxiety and depression, and even increase the risk of childhood obesity, since they are not physically active from sitting for hours. It is advisable to go out, either for a walk, for a run or to play an entertaining game with the children, the important thing is that they stay active. In this case, Happyland recommends the game “Rope Course”where the little ones will test their resistance and physical ability through a challenging game on ropes.
● FAMILY FUN: It is the perfect opportunity for children to release their energy and reduce stress levels, and what better way than to spend it as a family. Happyland, sponsor of fun, allows the whole family to enjoy its wide range of games, where they will find attractions such as the Trampoline Park, which has interconnected springboards, a foam pit pool and slides, testing your flexibility and balance in the game. Also, “Climbing Walls”, one of the games most visited by children, young people and adults, where you have to have a suitable tactic to reach the goal.
● GOOD SLEEP HABITS: A good sleep habit in children is vital to avoid irritability, improve memory and correct development. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that children ages 1 to 2 get 11 hours of sleep, children ages 3 to 5 get 10 hours of sleep, and children ages 6 to 12 get 9 hours of sleep. For this, it is recommended that the child maintain a daily routine such as brushing his teeth before bedtime, sleeping early, among others. Also, daily physical activity is important for a restful sleep and, in addition, it is recommended to establish a safe environment such as not filling the bed with toys and dimming the lights before going to sleep.
● ENCOURAGE EMPATHY: Empathy is the ability to put yourself in another person’s place, understanding their feelings and respecting their way of thinking without judging. Fostering this in infants promotes their mental development and emotional resilience, transforming them into a child capable of acting, taking into account the emotions of those around them. The fundamental keys to boost it are to talk to them about their feelings, teach them the importance of their own emotions and that of others, without judging them and comforting them when they are sad.
“We are committed to continue ensuring the good physical and mental development of children, youth and adults. That is why, at Happyland, we have open spaces so that companies can also provide the opportunity for their collaborators to enjoy games in the company of their children, generating recreational opportunities for corporate events where it is shared with the family. We have a wide range of games for everyone who visits us, fun is guaranteed. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and book today!”Happyland commented.