Teaching children to run
Jun 22, 2018
By the time when the baby is up to the sixth stage, he confidently walks, falls rarely, well maintains balance when walking. It's time to start running.
At this stage of development, your child will soon learn to run well, preferring to run to walking. Glenn Doman is sure that speed is effective for children exciting. Wind, a sense of flight - these incomparable feelings can be experienced only when running. That's why, the author of the technique thinks, when a child runs, it always laughs.
The need for this kind of movement is obvious: running promotes the development of the brain. Running is a function for which the cerebral cortex is responsible, so it stimulates its development.
In addition, running increases the efficiency of the respiratory organs. The longer the distance traveled, the deeper and more regular the breathing. Running through different kinds of localities, the child improves his respiratory system.
To prevent a child from running is to brake the final development and formation of his brain.
Now that your child is confidently walking and starting to run, he spends most of his time on the run. The better he runs, the better he walks, which is quite natural, since running is an accelerated form of walking. Therefore, encourage him to run as much as possible.
Increasing the distance, stay on a flat smooth surface. The baby's breathing system is not ripe yet, so it will be much easier for him to run on such a surface. To begin with, a small runner can be relieved by the task of letting him escape from a low slope.
When choosing a surface for running, consider that the surface should be soft, and the child shoe in soft shoes. Concrete or gravel will impede the running of the baby.
When running, the most important thing is shoes. Therefore, you should take care that the running shoes for the child are of high quality and comfortable. High-quality sports shoes during the run removes some of the load from the ankles and feet.
Tamped earth, gravel, cropped lawn, densely tamped sand or treadmill are the most suitable surfaces for running.
• When choosing a place for running, make sure that there are no slippery surfaces, ruts and bumps in the way.
• Never run if your child is tired, hungry or thirsty.
• Running arouses appetite, so take care that
would have had a light breakfast on your return home.
• Never force a child to run violently. Never push it and hold your hand when running together. If your child refuses to run, wait for some
. In addition, the child should be dressed in light, non-stiffening clothes. A clumsy, large sweater, and the same outerwear when running, causes only irritation, since they impede the movements of the arms and upper body. Running will bring pleasure only when it will be comfortable for the baby.
In addition, if it's cold outside, take care of warm underwear, a high-necked sweater, woolen socks and gloves.
The running pace should be set by an adult. To do this, it is enough just to run a step ahead of the child. As the kid can run longer distances, let him move forward, and run after yourself. From time to time, catch up with him and run alongside.
Invite a child to play the game "Run along my shadow."Its essence is simple: during the running the child must constantly step on the upper end of your shadow. This will help to set the desired pace when running for a long distance.
Do not skimp on good sports shoes and do not put on your already worn shoes, even if it looks perfect.
time, and then offer again.
• Children quickly change their mood, so do not be surprised at the child's desire for some time to refrain from running.
• Have the child see how you are running. Your
example will be the most contagious. It is unlikely that he will sit in one place and do not want to join you. A child does not care about the development of his brain or a good physical form, the main thing for him is to be with you all the time!
When you're just starting to run, respect the child's desire to learn everything you go by. Every stop is an excuse to teach him something, and then definitely go back to the run. Sooner or later the child will learn the whole route and will stop distracting.