Participating in your child’s favorite Adventure to Fitness episodes produces an additional upside, which is that exercise and learning are incorporated right into fun-time.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Back to school can signal a sense of relief for parents, particularly working parents, who count on the school days giving greater structure to the long, less-organized days of summer. But the change from lazy summers to structured days can present challenges. Transitions back to school, particularly for elementary school-aged kids, can be more easily accomplished by establishing a new routine to compliment the obligatory "wake up, get ready, eat breakfast" that a new school year brings.
According to a study by D.B. Pruitt, "Routines are thought to moderate impulsivity and over-activity in preschool and elementary children while aiding in the development of self-control."
One way to ease the transition, and to embrace, rather than enforce routine is to incorporate an element of fun. At Adventure to Fitness, an innovative startup in NYC, they produce animated videos perfect for this sort of need – with the added benefit that their videos incorporate award-winning fitness and educational aspects. DVDs and online streaming exercise videos for kids made by the company are used by over 80,000 elementary school teachers in their classrooms, and more than 15,000 families at home. The episodes combine exercise, education and entertainment in a 30 minute format that kids love.
Dr. Elizabeth Yeung, a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Colorado and medical advisor to Adventure to Fitness says, “When children get some undivided fun-time with mom or dad in the morning, they’re much more likely to cooperate. This can be as little as 5 minutes - just something to get their minds going for the day in a comfortable setting. Something like participating in your child’s favorite Adventure to Fitness episodes produces an additional upside, which is that exercise and learning are incorporated right into fun-time.”
About Adventure to Fitness
Adventure to Fitness is the leader in educational fitness videos for kids. Through an award-winning program, it helps millions of children get active and healthy in a fun and engaging way. Each interactive kids fitness video is an exciting journey around the globe that integrates physical activity with health instruction and curricula-aligned lessons in math, science, social studies, and language arts. The website provides educational resources and activities to parents, along with expert recommendations to enhance each child’s overall learning and health. Created by leading educators and endorsed by America’s top doctors, it is the first program of its kind that gets kids moving, learning, and having fun!