Recreational Activities: Recommended Recreational Activities You Should Know

It is advisable that, from a young age, children explore different recreational activities and experience moments of leisure that stimulate their imagination and creativity to be entertained. These activities should be unstructured, free, and varied to seek comprehensive development, this can be done in recreational centers like for example.

In this sense, it is essential to differentiate a structured non-academic activity, which, no matter how playful or recreational it may seem, requires discipline, rules, and goals (sports schools, instrument schools, etc.) from those unstructured recreational activities that allow an act free, spontaneous and creative with no other goal than distraction and relaxation.

Some examples:

Music, Instruments, And Dance

Listening to music, hearing or playing an instrument and dancing, or at least moving the body to the sound of music, help to relax and control emotions, promote self-esteem and improve tolerance to frustration and the ability to solve problems, improves the sensitivity, and increase the feeling of pleasure, joy, happiness, and optimism, as well as relieve stress, anxiety, and pain. They also favor the development of creativity, imagination, attention, concentration, memory, effort, and discipline, achieving better physical performance and more restful sleep.

 Entertaining Physical Activity

Performing physical activity daily in centers like for example has great benefits. Promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety; improves circulation, respiration, digestion, and metabolism; stimulates concentration, memory, and learning; strengthens bones, muscles, immune system, motor skills, balance, and muscle tone. Likewise, it helps to develop discipline, perseverance, and, when carried out in a group way, teamwork, loyalty, collaboration, and a sense of belonging.

For this reason, it is essential, from a young age, to encourage play in motion (running, jumping, dancing, with a ball, etc.). The important thing is that it is an entertaining activity that you like, enjoy, and motivate.

 Reading As A Lifelong Habit

For this, you should try to develop a taste for reading from a young age. How? By reading a story to them daily, allowing them to look at and touch the pictures, to choose the story of that day, to be able to comment on their feelings with confidence and tranquility. Encourage the reading moment to be a playful instance. Both can enjoy and get closer; that is not only associated with sleeping but is considered another pleasant and entertaining moment within their usual routine.

Reading favors imagination, creativity, associative capacity; it awakens intellectual curiosity, develops understanding and memory. By getting involved in the book, reading strengthens the capacity for concentration and attention, improves mechanical and comprehensive reading, thus achieving more efficient study, improving learning and school performance. Reading also develops language, expands vocabulary, uses words correctly, and improves spelling.

Culture And Art In All Their Expressions

 It is also advisable to allow them to do crafts from a young age, exploring different artistic techniques (painting, sculpture, collage, weaving, embroidery, clay, clay, plasticine, among many others). These moments can be used to instill the culture of recycling, using scraps of gender or wool, old magazines or newspapers, cardboard, etc.

Another great experience to do with your children is to take them to museums of art, science, technology, collections or different exhibitions (for this you have to be attentive to new events) or observatories.

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