Monday, February 18, 2013

Kids Need Exercise Too

Toddlers (1-3 years old) Developmentally, toddlers should be able to walk, run, jump, climb, and even kick.

Experts recommend about 1-1/2 hours of physical activity for toddlers, including playtime (especially outdoor activities), using playground equipment (make sure it is appropriately sized for a toddler), playing with balls, and using push/pull/ride toys.

As a parent, try to build in 30 minutes of structured, chaperoned, planned activity with your toddler each day. Allow time (60+ minutes) for unstructured play as well.

Kids Need Exercise Too!

Discover Your Child's Fitness Needs

-- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor & Health Educator