Join UrbanMoms as we discuss being active and making healthy choices in the “life is good” blog series sponsored by Nesquik.
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When Cuyler was born and we brought him home and settled in with our 2 boys – we envisioned them playing hockey together. Kicking a soccer ball around. Tossing a lacrosse ball back and forth. Going for bike rides…
It would be perfect – they were only 18 months apart and would be great playmates. Right?
I hated that Cam played hockey, soccer, baseball and lacrosse and Cuyler did none of those things. He had nothing for himself. There were no activities I could take him to.
Just therapy. Which drove me nuts. I never imagined that any of my kids would be sedentary kids. I just needed to find something that fit his needs.
I wanted to exercise his body as much as we were exercising the pathways in his brain.
He hated skating.
Wouldn’t go into the pool.
He had zero interest in the parks and rec sports programs for young children. He would bounce and stim in the back of the room. I was searching and searching with no success.
Then last year a friend told me she was opening a gymnastics centre in town.
As soon as it opened – we were in! And the rest – as they say – is history.
We integrated him into a smaller group of 6 (typical) kids. This encourages social interaction – throughout the class they are paired up to work on strength skills (sit ups etc…)
His mind is working on sequencing as he goes through each set of activities in each area (beam, bars, floor, trampoline etc…)
I am so grateful to the ladies who run it.
Unplugged and active is the better choice!