With kids spending more time in front of the TV or playing video games then interacting with real people, SUP has been shown to be a great way to help kids get outside and have fun. Here’s some of the benefits you’ll start to see once you get your kiddo on the water.
Balancing on the paddleboard and moving through the water requires hand-eye coordination. Getting kids out early, helps to build these critical skills that benefit all areas of life. Also, it might not seem like it, but paddleboarding is a full body workout, providing a solid foundation stable core.
SUPing is great because the learning curve is very short. Either you stand up, or you simply fall in. We’ve seen many children be nervous at first, starting out by sitting or on their knees only to soon by standing and paddling like a pro. Confidence building in early life has been shown to help make adults more successful and happier later in life.
This is one of the most important reasons for kids to do SUP. Paddle boarding is a fun and unique way for your child to get out and enjoy the water. Your child will learn that it's important to take your time, focus on the present, and have fun.
Not only will they have fun, but they'll be getting a healthy and fun workout by the time they're done, unlike sitting inside with a controller in their hands.
Children must learn to focus on the task at hand. In this case, being on the paddleboard. They must focus on what they're doing, or their balance will be affected. This is a great quality to learn at any age. It's also good for getting them to focus on learning rather than being distracted by the TV, video games, or other activities that can get in the way.
As we all know, kids need to get up and get moving. It's pretty shocking to see the number of kids who spend all day playing video games, watching TV and never going outside. Just to give you an idea of how inactive kids are these days, one study showed that the average kid is inactive for 6-7 hours a day! With SUPing, it allows kids to get outside, enjoy the weather and get some exercise. So all this adds up to what makes a great reason to start SUPing with your kids.
Get out there!
So if you're looking for a fun and unique way for your kids to get out and get some exercise as well as improve their life skills and confidence, then paddle boarding should be at the top of your list to try.
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