This afternoon is Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA
To kick-start physical activity and learning throughout the summer -- a critical out-of-school time for kids -- the Genesee County YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event today for kids and families.
It takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at 209 E. Main St., Batavia, and feature activities such as a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, self-defense demonstration, food tasting, ZumbAtomic for kids, information on NuVal Lions SEE test, DWI Board and fatal vision goggles demonstration. Swimming will be offered until 3 p.m.
Also, the mascot for the Muckdogs will be threre from 2-3 p.m., and there will be giveaways, and more.
They will be collecting old unused eyeglasses for the Lions Club and gently used books and magazines for SAGE.
Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and grow but for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are more prone to gain weight and fall behind academically over the summer months.
For more information, contact Genesee County YMCA at 344-1664 or visit <http://www.glowymca.org/>.