Everywhere I look these days children are staring at screens. How times have changed, when my twin boys where young I spent much of the time wearing them out doing various physical activities, no matter the weather. Screens where limited to a only a couple of hours a day.
As they grew so did their appetite for new experiences and with it a curiosity of all things active. With each new school year came the desire to try something new. As a single parent keeping up with the monetary costs and the demands on time was often a struggle. There was never enough time in the day or coins in the pot.
Thankfully I have had the love and support of a great mother, who made keeping up with such challenges possible. And the benefits have long outweighed the costs. For with this inclination to be active, came an eagerness to explore. To discover and investigate, to question and to enquire.
Now in their twenties my twins still adore new experiences. They appreciate the importance of trying something new. Whether that be an new activity, a new destination, a new recipe or a new encounter, they relish the opportunity to expand on this adventure we call life. I wish I was more like them….!
With these thoughts in mind I wanted to encourage children to be active. And when better than to start, than at the beginning. This active animal alphabet could help stimulate a healthy interest of activity from an early age.