Every parent wants to raise a kind, respectful and smart child…that is a given. But what about teaching them healthy habits? Like eating healthy foods, being active or drinking water instead of soda. Is that on your to do list? I believe it is super important to teach our children these habits early, just as you would teach them how to read or be polite.
Healthy habits, along with many others, are learned by observing. Trust me, your children will talk, act and eat like you do. So teach them by example! All your meals don’t have to be perfect and every child will not enjoy sports. But once they find an activity they enjoy, staying active and healthy will become much easier and second nature to them.
Growing up I remember meals were always served around the dinner table, we hardly ever had soda and desserts were not expected. If we had a dessert, it was a special treat! Those habits never seemed strange or out of the ordinary to me, because they were second nature. Luckily, they have stayed with me to this day. If you were to spend a few days at my house, you would see there is no soda in the fridge, no cookies or chocolate stashed away and meals are usually enjoyed around the dinner table.
Recently, I received two children’s books that are perfect for introducing your kids to healthy habits; The Mystery of The Lost Uniforms and The Mystery of The Lost Recipe by Jerome Jones. These stories follow a mystery solving brother and sister who also discuss the importance of being healthy. They make sure to never skip breakfast, ride their bikes often and pack nutritious snacks, all while solving a dilemma for the small beach town of Pismo. If you are looking for a fun way to teach your kids about over all wellness, as well as summer reading, these books are great!
I received these books free from Healthy Kids Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are 100% my own.
With each passing day, your child learns and develops their physical and mental skills. They do not naturally know what is and isn’t good for them. Make sure you are promoting a healthy routine for them to practice as they grow. Put down the tv remote…go outside, read, play and cook nutritious meals. Your kids will thank you for it!