Incorporating physical activity into your children’s daily lives; tips and tricks

 

It’s important for everyone to keep active and healthy to live a good life. Your child’s health and development will improve with physical activity that varies in intensity. Finding activities that children enjoy is the key to getting children enthusiastic about physical activity. There is so much to choose from; dancing, cycling, skipping, tennis or bowling. The activity itself doesn’t matter; what’s important is that it involves being active and having fun. If you’re looking for ways to introduce physical activity into your children’s daily lives, we’ve compiled a number of tips and tricks.

1] Be a role model for your children. When they watch you having fun running down the beach flying a kite, they’ll surely want to join in!

2] Give praise and encouragement when children participate in more difficult activities, and keep encouraging them even when they are finding it difficult.

3] Play along with your child; children love time spend with parents and carers, so make sure you can set aside some time in your day to play with your child.

4] Support your child if they take up school sports and activities. Go along to the games and cheer from the sidelines; they’ll be encouraged by your presence.

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

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