Active Saturday: Let them ride

In my short time being a parents, almost 6 years now, I’ve come to the conclusion that children are made for the outdoors. Our kids cannot wait you get outside everyday, even if the weather is unforgiving and makes even the best of us want to remain indoors. And one of their favorite activities: riding bikes.

It’s not lost on me that we are blessed to be able to afford bikes for our children. And even our ability to have a place to play and ride outside is not available for all. Please know, if this isn’t an option for you, there will be other Active Saturday posts for you.

Riding bicycles helps children to not only be more active, but helps them to develop coordination. It also helps them to learn more awareness of what is happening around them. And dare I say it teaches them a little about responsibility? Remembering helmets, not dropping bikes on the ground, and putting the gear away at the end of the day, all engage children in becoming responsible for themselves and their belongings.

When the kids are outdoors riding their bikes they also get caught up in the activity, and stay active and keep moving longer. So if you have the opportunity, I highly encourage you to find the time to get your kids out and riding. They will love it!

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