How to get children to run?
To make them move, parents should first get to know what makes their children want to run – a nice outfit, a catching water bottle or a big, interesting event. To encourage children to run, you should also keep in mind the following tips:
MAKE IT FUN
Forget about training and warm-up routines, the most important thing is to make everything enjoyable.
Let the kids run around at different places or somewhere they’ve never expected to visit. Instead of a regular running track, you can create an obstacle course and keep records for them to break, let them run in their pyjamas, or with a flashlight in their hands. Make Leave every run unique and memorable without repetition, and kids will always be happy and up for some activity.
Being surrounded by friends and familiar faces is important to help children get into the habit of regular exercise. With a friend joining, they will always feel comfortable, safe, and ready to start anything. Without friends, children are far less confident and hesitate to take on new challenges.
Instruct the kids to run together as a team, giving each team a name, uniforms, a slogan, and their own identity, and let them compete. Having their own team will strengthen their sense of identity and teach them to work as a team.
Let your children take part in running competitions and set targets for them to accomplish. Taking on a target and accomplishing it will be wonderful reinforcement that will encourage them to put in more effort and complete the tasks.
HUMBLE IN VICTORY – GRACIOUS IN DEFEAT
Let kids form a passion for running at the running competitions where they can draw basic life lessons. Winning or losing will take them through the whole palette of emotions, teaching them self-control and keeping them motivated for the next goals.