DaVinci Day Camp: Week Three
DaVinci Day Campers this week are focusing on aspects of good health. Children are learning about staying fit and how to make healthy but yummy food. The American Heart Association's statistics are a wake up call to educate our children in healthy living. According to the AHA, 1 in 3 American children are overweight and at risk for serious health problems.
Physical activity should be a part of everyone's day. The AHA recommends children have an hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. The goal is to keep the message positive and encourage good fun physical activities that kids like.
Teachers will instruct campers how to read food labels so they can make good choices about the foods they eat. Reading labels is an activity the whole family can partake in. Campers will also learn the importance of drinking water each day and how much is enough. At the end of the week campers will have assembled a recipe book with easy recipes they can prepare. The AHA has an online cookbook that can be downloaded to help families with healthy eating. Click the link provided to access the cookbook.
Movement is also a great part of a healthy lifestyle and the campers are learning new fun ways to stay healthy. One fun exercise being taught is Tai Chi which has been practiced world wide for a long time and has many health benefits. It has been described as slow but constant motion. Benefits also include strength, flexibility and balance. An instructor was brought into Leonardo's so teachers, apprentices and campers could participate.
Next week , June 25-29 is DaVinci Creation week using art from Leonardo DaVinci to inspire campers. Italian born artist, Leonardo DaVinci lived from 1452-1519 and is considered one of the best Renaissance painters. Davinci is also known for many achievements including being a scientist and inventor. Some spots are still available for next week's camp. The application is online or can be picked up at the front desk. Let your child's inner artist come alive!