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Spending too much time in front of the TV doesn’t just discourage creative thinking; it can also keep your child from making friends, playing outside, learning valuable social skills, and getting the exercise she needs. Whether you are the parent of a preschooler or a 12 year-old, however, there are times when you simply don’t have the time or energy needed to plan educational activities or physical games. While you are busy or at work; consider enrolling your children in a learning center with an after school program. At day care, your child can make friends, reinforce skills taught in school, and stay safe and supervised—and away from the television.
To find out more about your child’s options for day care, preschool, and kindergarten in Voorhees, call Under the Sun Learning Centers today at (856) 282-0460. Our West Deptford, Marlton, or Stratford before and after-school programs are sure to be convenient to you.
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Obesity is defined as excess body fat that impairs daily activities and affects overall health. In the United States, more than one-third of adults and adolescents are overweight. If you are a parent, review these tips to prevent the caloric imbalance and combat the unhealthy lifestyle that leads to childhood obesity.
The best way to combat obesity—and reduce your child’s risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes— is to get proactive about encouraging healthy eating at a young age. Children develop a natural preference for foods they enjoy the most, so starting them off with nutritious choices early on can ensure they make the same good choices as they grow older. Try to cook more meals at home, and have regular family dinners so you can limit portion sizes and integrate wholesome ingredients.
In children and adults, obesity is caused when the body expends too few calories for the amount consumed. That means that physical fitness often makes the difference in preventing obesity. Try to limit sedentary time spent on a computer or in front of the television, and consider signing your child up for a school athletic team. If your child is too young for a team sport, encourage her to play outside as often as possible and plan family activities like hiking, baseball games, or tennis matches.
According to the Center for Disease Control, schools play a vital role in establishing a supportive environment that encourages healthy behaviors. From early day care through preschool and kindergarten, your child deserves to benefit from a curriculum that incorporates physical education, gymnastics, exercise, and active games.
Here at Under the Sun Learning Centers, our holistic child care programs are designed to keep your children active. Our summer day camps for kindergarteners and preschoolers incorporate fabulous weekly adventures, swim lessons, and athletic play. Call our West Deptford, Marlton, or Stratford locations at (856) 282-0460 to sign up your kids today!