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Getting In Shape with Your Preschooler

Posted on 02-15-2015

Choosing to get in shape is one of the best decisions a person can make. The entire family gets to benefit when a parent is healthy and feeling well. When parents get in shape, family meals tend to become more nutritious and snacks usually become healthier. Getting in shape is not only good for parents, but children can experience many benefits as well.

Take a look at these great ideas to help you get in shape with your preschooler.

  • When you exercise at home, purchase a mat for your child and exercise together. The goal is for your child to move and have fun with you.
  • Ride a bike or scooter together. You can also allow your child to go with you on a skateboard, electronic car, etc.
  • Invite another parent and child to exercise with you. When the children get tired, they can enjoy a play date together.
  • Look for healthy meal alternatives that you and your child can share.
  • Let your child help you create your own recipes combining fruit and vegetables with fun treats.
  • Be encouraging! Let your child know how much fun you are having and how much you enjoy exercising together.

Good nutrition is crucial for proper development of your child’s body and brain. When you get in shape with your toddler or preschool child, you are not only demonstrating a healthy lifestyle, you are also creating healthy habits for your child that can last a lifetime.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Lake Norman, we also take nutrition seriously. That’s why we provide nutritious meals daily and plenty of exercise in our gym or any of our 4 large play areas. Come by and see why we are more than a childcare or daycare. Feel free to contact us, take a tour, and see how we include physical activity throughout our daily activities.

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