Tuesday, July 8, 2008

DPA - Park Fun

When the kids are in school, the province has mandated what's known as "DPA". It stands for Daily Physical Activity. They are to do at least 15 minutes of physical activity on a daily basis. Not a bad idea.

I decided to implement DPA in our summer activities. We took a walk part way around our BIG block and discovered a park that I had never even noticed - LOL! Leave to two little boys to find a park that their mom had no idea existed. What we do now is walk up to the park and then play for a bit before heading home. Mom gets her walk in and the boys get to enjoy the park, so really...it's a win-win situation.

Colin loves hitting the swings. He tries to swing as high as possible and then likes to jump off mid-swing. YIKES! One of these days, he's gonna injure something!

Hope you're all having a good start to the week! Thanks for stopping by!


barb said...

Such a BOY THING, the jumping off the swing and making his mom's heart stop! lol

We have the DPA thing going on at our place too. My boys are pretty good at getting out and moving about, but yes, you're right... there are times when I need to schedule it in. Not like when you and I were kids, eh? When every single day of summer vacation was like one LONG recess time, running from one neighbour's house to the next, riding bikes and just hanging out.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

OMGosh! Remember that? You'd leave in the morning and come home at dinner, 'cause whichever house you were at for lunch you just got fed?

Oh...and he did finally injure something...jumped from too high and then put a tooth through his tongue *shaking my head*