On top of that, these outdoor experiences encourage them to actively think about coming up with solutions, and improve their resilience and self-confidence. By being active, your children are prepared for tackling the world and its many uncertainties!
There are many more benefits of being active, and we’re about to walk you through them.
Getting physical is great for the body
Your kids playing outdoors is a form of exercise as they are constantly moving and active. As they explore their environment, they give their body the workout it needs to develop better muscle strength, coordination, and gross motor skills. As they run around in the fresh air and sunshine, your children will come across physical obstacles and challenges that may require them to use their whole body to overcome. And when they take up the challenge, you know they’re definitely getting in plenty of exercise!
It also helps prevent or treat health problems
Exercise doesn’t just improve the physical condition of your body; it also strengthens your immune system. And while the benefits of staying active are often synonymous with physical health, it also positively impacts cognitive and social/emotional development. As they invent games to play outdoors, they learn how to express themselves and develop great self-autonomy. This also helps to improve their decision-making and organisational skills – all from the simple act of playing!
Going on adventures are a way to make dreams come true
Do you love flying? Or imagine yourself being a professional racer one day? When you embark on adventures, you get to live out these dreams and have a whale of a time, even if it’s on a smaller scale. It’s also likely that the more you experiment and explore, the likelier it is that you will uncover a hidden talent while on vacation. So, don’t be afraid to try out as many new things as possible, no matter how scary they may seem at first!
Ready for an exhilarating time with your family?
Get your fill of thrills and spills here!
Skyline Luge, Sentosa
45 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099003 (Map)
Make your way over to the Skyline Luge in Sentosa and experience the thrill of zooming your way down the hill in three-wheeled luge cart!
Port of Lost Wonder
54 Palawan Beach Walk, Singapore 098233 (Map)
Or pay a visit to Port of Lost Wonder and let your kids have a splashing good time as they battle to protect the Pirate Ship, and enjoy the foam in the Bubble Party.
MegaZip Adventure Park
Imbiah Hill Rd, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098967 (Map)
Fancy an airborne adrenaline rush? Race each other through the air at MegaZip Adventure Park! The park features various other exciting attractions that will keep your active kids delightfully occupied.
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