We have begun walking every Wednesday morning for roughly 45 minutes as part of the outdoor and adventure strand in the Physical Education curriculum. Walking presents many benefits to children and it coincides with our health promotion activities. Some of the benefits it includes are:
WALKING IS RELAXING
A CHILD WHO WALKS IS BETTER AT CONCENTRATING.
WALKING DEVELOPS ’INDEPENDENCE
WALKING PROMOTES RESPONSIBILITY WHICH HELPS THEM TO GROW AND TO BECOME AWARE OF WHAT SURROUNDS THEM.
WALKING IMPROVES MOOD
WALKING OUTDOORS IS IDEAL FOR CLEARING THE HEAD AND BENEFITING FROM NATURAL DAYLIGHT. PRACTISED REGULARLY AND CONSCIOUSLY, WALKING ALSO CONTRIBUTES TO DEVELOPING A MORE POSITIVE BODY IMAGE.
WALKING TONES THE WHOLE BODY
WHEN PRACTISED FOR MORE LENGTHY PERIODS, WALKING PARTICIPATES INDEVELOPING CARDIAC AND RESPIRATORY CAPACITY. IT HELPS YOUR CHILD’S WEIGHT TO BE CONTROLLED AND STRENGTHENS THE MUSCLES IN THEIR LEGS, FEET AND ARMS IF YOU CHOOSE TO WALK MORE QUICKLY!
Here are some pictures of our recent walks and trip to the playground 😊