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Let’s Get Creative

Here at Rinka we are interested in all things active but that doesn’t mean we aren’t big champions of all things creative too. In fact, our classes promote creativity in an active way. It is vitally important for your child to have outlets for their developing personalities and what better way than sticking, painting, gluing and coloring! But how can you help your child develop their creativity at home?

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Healthy Habits for The Festive Season

According to new research, childhood obesity rates increase during the holidays. We are all too familiar with the festive bulge that attacks our jeans in the New Year but have we ever stopped to think about the impact the extra food, drinks, snacks and lack of routine the party season has on our children?

Parents need to be mindful about the number of treats kids have over the holidays. Here are a few simple ideas to keep your kids feeling fresh and content and allow them to start the new year revitalized after the break.

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How to Choose a Summer Camp

Schools out, homework is finished until September and the uniform has been buried at the body of the wardrobe. YIPEEEEE!!!!! But wait for it…. ‘Mum what are we doing today?” Yes, it doesn’t take summer boredom long to kick in.

Summer camps are a fantastic way for kids to learn new skills, make new friends and get out of the house for a few days during the holidays. But with so many camps on offer how do you choose what is best for your child? Here are a few tips to help you choose.

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Keep moving indoors when it’s raining outdoors!

It would be fantastic if we thought we would be guaranteed a sun-filled summer holidays this year and the kids could play out doors all summer long. However, that may be a little optimistic!
So, here are a few classic games that will keep your little ones and their friends entertained (and worn out) on a rainy day. No equipment is required for these action games and little bit of silliness is all that’s needed for hours of fun together. These games are also a great way to increase the activity your kids get each day – make one part of their bedtime routine! So push back the kitchen table and make room of some fun 🙂

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A Day in the Life at RINKA

Have you ever wondered what life as a Rinka franchisee is like? Today we are talking with Sarah-Marie who teaches kids every week through the RINKA system. She is well equipped to give you an insight into the energetic, positive world that we call work. Read on to learn what is involved in a career at RINKA.

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Why Should Children Exercise?

1. Exercise helps kids achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
2. Regular physical activity helps build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints.
3. Exercise aids in the development of important interpersonal skills—this is especially true for participation in team sports.

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How to discourage sugary treats

When kids are looking for sugary treats and snacks it can be hard to say no but it is so important that these types of foods are limited and really seen as a treat. Foods that are high in added sugar (soda, cookies, cake, candy, frozen desserts, and some fruit drinks) tend to also be high in calories and low in other valuable nutrients. As a result, a high-sugar diet is often linked with obesity. Eating too many sugary foods also can lead to tooth decay, energy lows, poor sleeping patterns and anxiety problems.

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