Presentation on theme: "Leisure Time. What Is Leisure Time? Researchers draw the picture differently, but all agree that leisure time, at a minimum, is the waking hours during."— Presentation transcript:
What Is Leisure Time? Researchers draw the picture differently, but all agree that leisure time, at a minimum, is the waking hours during which a young person is not in school and not at work. All people need leisure time because we need to rest and relax, engage in enjoyable and amusing activities and get away from the boring daily routine.
Your spare time could provide you with a chance to : Meet new friends Take up a new hobby Learn new skills Help other people
Free Time Activities There are many kinds of activities for teenagers, for example: Watching TV Listening to music Studying Going to the cinema Doing sports Going out with friends Playing computer
Teen Physical Activity As they grow older, teenagers are spending more time in front of the computer and television and less time participating in physical activities, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Benefits of regular physical activity Weight Muscular strength Bone mass Blood pressure Anxiety and stress
Tips for Parents Set a positive example by leading an active lifestyle yourself. Provide opportunities for children to be active by playing with them. Offer positive reinforcement for the physical activities in which your child participates and encourage them as they express interest in new activities. Make physical activity fun.
What is life of a teenager like in England? Teenagers in England do much the same as kids in America or other European countries do. They enjoy chatting to and texting friends on their mobiles, hanging out with their mates, listening to the latest music on their MP3 players, shopping for the latest fashions or just watching movies on the television or at the cinema (movie house).
Favourite Things - - Results from a survey of 5000 British 12 to 18 year- olds conducted by UK's Bliss magazine in 2004 Favourite film 1 The Lord of the Rings trilogy 2 Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Scary Movie 4 Love Actually 5 Dirty Dancing Favourite book 1 Harry Potter 2 The Lord of the Rings 3 A Child Called 'It' 4 The Princess Diaries 5 Holes Favourite band 1 Busted 2 Blazin' Squad 3 Black Eyed Peas 4 Sugababes 5 Blue 6 Big Brovaz 7 Red Hot Chili Peppers 8 The Darkness 9 Good Charlotte 10 Evanescence
Do communities really support young people? Adolescents who participate regularly in community-based programmes experience better academic and social outcomes, including higher education and career aspirations and achievements, than do teens from similar backgrounds.