During the old times, toys for children were very simple. A rock, a leaf, or basically anything they naturally have around them that they could use to play pretend or tag or use as a ball. Today, however, toys have become very sophisticated and advanced, thanks to Science and Technology.
Due to the almost excessive fascination for online games and state-of-the-art gaming consoles, gaming or playing has been associated to having bad health. This is because players tend to spend most of their free-time, sitting and staring at the screen. Unlike the old times, when playing meant sweating it off under the heat of the sun.
The discussion on the health risks and benefits of healthy gaming could be tackled in another blog entry. Right now, I just want to share some tips on how to become a healthier player, and to give tribute to the classic toys of our generation. Because, despite all these cool gadgets and state-of-the art games and toys, it will still be fun to use toys that are simple, yet children of all ages, and even adults, are able to enjoy. In addition, these toys are those that promote fun, as well health and wellness.
First in line is the very famous hula-hoop. This toy is an all-time favorite of kids who wish to show off or test their body coordination. Hula-hoops are in different colors that make it more fun to have and it can be played with music. Most of the people who play with hula-hoops are those that have a strong inclination to dancing since it promotes flexibility and body coordination. Hula-hoops are not only considered as toys these days but also an exercise tool, with the belief that in can aid in giving your body a slender curve in the waist.
Next is a kid’s classic – skipping rope or jumping rope. This game can be played alone or in groups. Basically, it involves jumping up when the rope is sent beneath the player. The game ends when the jumper is hit by the rope or when they fail to perform a routine perfectly. Jumping ropes are also highly associated with boxers who use it as an exercise for speed and body coordination.
Basketball, football, soccer ball, and all types of balls, are toys that very much promote physical activities and are team sports as well so they also exercise camaraderie and team spirit, balls may be associated to sports but in essence they are still toys because even young children have them for fun and play.
All these toys are classic toys that may not be as high-tech as the new toys that are out in the market, yet these are toys that every child should experience because of the fun they can give the children even in its simplicity. These toys are also a good way to educate your children to value the body and help them stay fit and active.
Combining, fun, games and exercise will surely give you a healthier outlook in life.