If it’s there’s one thing that we know how to do well at our Montessori school, it’s keeping children occupied!
Then again, we are well equipped to keep our preschoolers occupied both physically and mentally and we realize that not everyone has access to a playground like ours. But keeping your young children fit is not only important for their health, but also for your sanity.
Child obesity numbers have continued to climb over the years. With today’s technology, children have even more options of sedentary activities. Because of this, incorporating exercise into your child’s daily routine is more important than ever.
Plus, any parent with a small child knows this equation:
Small child + lots of exercise → Nap time = alone time/rest for mommy or daddy.
Exercise with your children
To get your child excited about exercise, start by being a good role model. Show them that physical activity can be fun, rather than a chore, and remind them that it that it is an important time to take care of their body and health.
Come up with activities you can enjoy as a family, and incorporate these activities into your routine at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
Remember, adults need at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, however children need at least an hour. So, make sure you’re also encouraging your child to have independent active play time or time playing outdoors with friends as well.
10 exercise activities for preschoolers
Here are 10 ideas that we came up with for you to use with your young children so that they stay healthy and you stay sane.