I have been noticing quite a few articles and news reports about children in the States. And adults as well.
It seems that the reports show that a high percentage of American children do not even engage in moderate exercise for an hour a day. Really? Oh my goodness. I’m living with two children who NEVER STOP moving. Running. Dancing. Climbing. Jumping.
Other articles are pointing out that many people stop reading books of any sort once they are out of school, whether that be at completion of high school, college, or grad school. So very sad. I’m thankful to be living in a home with FULL bookshelves and adults who regularly read these books. No wonder the little ones here love books so much — such great ones to choose from.
I’m not reading as much as I’d like to be — that is of the books that I purposefully ordered to be here when I arrived — but I am definitely reading many books over and over and over again. The boys’ books. And how sweet to have a 3-year-old ‘read’ them to his little brother, his grammy, and his parents.
Parents and grandparents, read to your children. Read for yourself. Talk about the books you’re reading.
And get out there and MOVE.
If we want the trends to change, we all need to be about changing them.
Put down the remote.
Close your laptop.
Ignore your phone.
And engage your families!!