Preschoolers are infamous for their hyperkinetic energy. While this has some advantages to keeping the children physically fit, it does create issues when it comes to settling down and focusing on learning; because of this, some instructors like to over-exercise them in order to make it easier for them to focus on their lessons. By tiring the children out physically, it makes it easier for them to focus on what the teacher is trying to teach them; they are just more apt to pay attention considering that they have all of their excess energy used in other areas. As such, they are always looking for preschool fitness ideas.
Games Are Great For Exercise
Preschoolers tend to like organized activities, especially those that combine social and physical activities. While they are not so good at more general sports, which require them to think in terms of winners and losers, they do great at more group-oriented activities. Parachute games are probably one of the best activities to get them interested in: It requires a group to work together for a common goal while using a brightly-colored cloth. By working together, they can get a ball to do various tricks and get it going fast; they can also do some great tricks with the parachute itself.
Tag is another great activity, especially freeze tag or one-tag all-tag; children love running and avoiding being touched, something tag is great for. While they may hate being “it” they do love seeing how close they can get to that person as well as just running away. One-tag all-tag is one of the more fun versions as it a great group activity as well as nothing but solid running for the game’s duration.
Exercises To Debate
There are some great exercises that are easy enough to dress up as games. The thing to keep in mind is that children love seeing how well they do at something and then seeing if they can do better; it is their version of pushing their limits. This means that virtually any sport or exercise that involves some sort of measuring, such as numerically or a time result, is going to be popular. This makes push-ups and sit-ups popular, as they can be easily counted, as well as racing, with its timed results. This makes them great preschool fitness ideas.
In general, teachers like to tame the excess energy of children and children can be easily led to get rid of that energy. It is just a matter of finding a range of techniques to keep them from getting bored and keeping it fun.