How To Avoid The Summer Slide
During the school season teachers, assistants, and counselors are focused on helping your children learn and grow. But what happens during the summer season when these people are not around? It makes sense that as a parent you would want your child to maintain some level of growth and development over the summer in order to limit or prevent your child from losing a lot of the skills gained over the last school season. This includes growth and development in the following areas: physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
With that said, one of the very best options is to keep your child active through a solid martial arts program. Here are four of the top benefits of a great summertime martial arts program:
Martial Arts can help prevent unhealthy weight gain
Children gain weight nearly twice as fast over the summer because they are snacking more often, many times out of boredom or lack of proper supervision. At the same time, many children are also less active over the summer because they sleep in longer, watch TV longer, play video games longer, etc.
Even just two days of structured physical activity over the summer can have a snowball effect on their physical activities at home. A great martial arts program like the ones at Fort Bend TaeKwonDo makes sure their classes are so much fun, that children actually enjoy the physical workouts even during the summertime!
Children who train in martial arts and practice more at home over the summer can enter the new school year in better physical shape than the previous school year!
Martial Arts can help prevent summer learning loss
Attending martial arts classes just two times per week in a structured program throughout the summer can make a tremendous difference in a child’s intellectual development. Fort Bend TaeKwonDo provides these benefits in a manner that is also fun so that kids can still be kids and not lose that carefree and happy summer lifestyle.
Martial Arts can improve confidence
Did you know that many children enter a new school season with many fears associated with making new friends, meeting new teachers, and bullying. Fort Bend TaeKwonDo provides a great environment for building children’s emotional development in a manner that is positive and productive.
Martial Arts can improve discipline
Following rules are very important, especially over the summer when there are lesser rules that children must follow. This includes proper social behavior. Fort Bend TaeKwonDo develops proper social behavior during class, and those lessons carry over at home.
The summer can be a wonderful opportunity to help your child not only enjoy a break from school but at the same time become a better version of themselves as they enter the new school year. What parent would not want to see their child enter the new school year physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially stronger? Martial Arts training could very well be the best investment you make over the summer!