Physical activity builds and maintains healthy bodies, helps maintain proper growth, improves self-image, and develops coordination.
Here are some ways to include more physical activity in your child's life:
- dance together to music
- play "hide and seek"
- jump rope together
- play catch with a beach ball, sock ball, or yarn ball
- go for a bike ride together
- play tag and hug your child when you catch her/him
- take a walk or hike
- go swimming
- limit TV watching, video game playing, computer time, and encourage active play