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Top tips to staying active this holiday period


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KFC Mini-Cricket encourages young boys and girls to keep active throughout the year, especially during the summer holiday break. Proteas players, David Miller and JP Duminy agree that it is important for young kids to keep active and share some tips on how kids can do that during this summer break. “The holidays are often a time to put your feet up and relax. With the kids being out of their school routines, it’s even more imperative to get them outside and stimulated by getting active,” says Duminy.

Like JP, Proteas batsman David Miller shares the same sentiment as he recalls his own childhood memories growing up in KwaZulu Natal. “We would always be running around in our back garden, or at the beach. Being active forms an important part of your learning and skills development. As kids we would always play outside with friends. We would find different games to play which included a lot of running around and that would keep us out of trouble for many hours,” he says.

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For Miller, being from a big family for him meant they would get together during the holidays for a game of backyard cricket, soccer or touch rugby with his siblings and family.

When asked for advice on what parents can do to motivate their kids to stay active during the holidays, Miller shares, “every child is unique and has different interests, so it is important for parents to think of various outdoor activities to keep the kids active.”

“We are very big on keeping our daughter active and often plan excursions including play dates with family and friends to keep the kids keep entertained. The holiday season is usually family time, so my advice would be to look for activities that the entire family can enjoy,” he adds.

Miller concludes, “one cannot go wrong with a day at the beach or even at a water theme park. If you are inland there are always many activities at the zoo, or park that can keep the kids busy. If you are at home, a game of KFC Mini-Cricket or tag is always a good idea.”

Through the KFC Mini-Cricket programme, KFC offers kids the critical building blocks to learn cricketing basics and teaches them important life lessons. The programme allows teachers at schools to offer a cricket sporting programme, even with basic fields and facilities. This is to make sure that kids are playing their way, getting active and that the educational lessons of commitment to participation are learnt and adopted way beyond just the game.

For more information on KFC Mini-Cricket visit www.kfcminicricket.co.za  or contact CSA at (011) 880 – 2810.