It’s not complicated and kids don’t have to be signed up for lots of programs or private coaching in order to develop all the skills they need. Weeding the garden, tidying up toys, jumping in piles of leaves, going on bike rides, and climbing trees are all healthy ways to move.
Share with your kids this printout that provides a recipe for an active day. Get them thinking consciously about how they move their body during the day and for how long.
By no means should this resource take the spontaneity out of playing. It’s just a way to help kids think about balanced movement the same way you help them think about eating a balanced meal.
Print out your copy, review with your kids, and see if they can change it up from day to day!
And, if you like designing a healthy day full of activity, try Participaction’s “Build your best day” interactive experience.