A unique last-minute gift idea: The gift of a happy, healthy childhood

Gift-giving can be tough at times. Some people don’t want much, or have everything they need. Some kids have so much stuff that the thought of adding more trinkets to the pile is daunting.

And sometimes you just need a little gift idea that’s more about the thought, and less about things. We love the idea of experiential gifts—and one of those experience gifts that’s designed for parents and caregivers of little ones is Active Start.

What is it?

Active Start is a series of newsletters that’s sent to parents and caregivers as your child grows. It’s filled with fun activities and games and is designed to encourage a love of movement from the very beginning, which is key to the development of your child’s brains and bodies.

How does it work?

All the activities, tips and games are tailored specifically to the age of your child and delivered right to your inbox on a regular basis; at 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, all the way to 48 months. For example:

When your baby is 2 months old: You’ll receive a newsletter with information on your child’s early brain development and how talking, reading, singing, and dancing can help that process.

When your little one is 11 months old: There’s a newsletter dedicated to developing gross motor skills, like reaching, grabbing, crawling, and walking, including how and when to help develop them.

At 18 months: You’ll receive helpful ideas on how to get your child outside during all seasons, including tips on dressing them properly and things to do once you’re outside.

From activities that develop crawling, climbing, and running to fun activity ideas and great self-care tips for parents and caregivers, Active Start helps you develop the right things at the right time.

I like it! But how is this a gift?

When you tell a friend or family member about Active Start, you’re essentially gifting them with the opportunity to help their children develop a love of movement early on in childhood. And studies show that kids who are active are healthier, happier and do better at school.

While this gift might not come in a big box or have a sparkly bow, it is an experience that can have a long-term positive effect on a child. When children move and play, good things follow. And a happy, healthy child is one of the greatest gifts a parent can receive.

Here’s how you can share the gift of an active and healthy childhood with someone you know:

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