Thursday, March 25, 2010

Activity to Stay Active

What activities do you give to your children to stay active? Have a toddler and a baby and both of them are very active. My little guy right now is at the age to demand to go outside since he can speak few words like outside. If he can't get what he wants expect a major fit or tantrums. While my little princess always on the go in every single corner inside our house. She doesn't care that much if she is outside or inside. I'm glad that they are both active, it only mean one thing that they are healthy babies.

Children who are active are more likely to become healthy and active adults. We need to set a good example for our children to follow. It is very important for each family to find things that they can do together, like going for a walk, swimming, or playing soccer. It might be hard for others to limit the time in watching TV as it is one way of spending our pastime. But if possible limit the time your children spend watching TV and encourage them to play outside especially if the weather is good.

Children need to be active to grow up healthy. Start by giving your baby several 10 to 15 minute period of active play each day. here are activities that you can give to your baby, toddler or preschooler.

*Put your baby on his tummy. Put a toy in front of her, just out of reach, and let him crawl to get it.

*Put her on his back, hold a soft toy near his feet and let her kick it.

*Sit on the floor with your baby in front of your. Hold a toy near your side and encourage him to reach and grab it.

*Make a tunnel with sheets and chairs for your toddler to crawl through.

*Play "follow the leader." Run and jump and let her follow. Then let her be the leader.

*Make a safe place for her to run in a circle-around the couch or around several rooms.

*Put a jump rope on the ground or draw a line. Let your child run and jump over it.

*Dance together to music or songs.

*Bend together at the waist and try to touch your toes. reach your arms overhead and pretend to climb up a rope.

Some of the activities works well with Justine but not so much with Jake. Every kids is different in their own unique way. What works with your kids might now work with other kids. Just find any activity that works for your kids to them to stay active and healthy.

Babies love remote control I don't know what is it with the remote control why they are so fascinated with it. When Justine saw the remote control on the floor she just crawled like a little cub aiming for the remote control. So, I used the remote control as bait for her to crawl and here is Justine Crawling. Right now she is crawling every where to the kitchen, to the dining room, under the table, under the TV, to the hall way and even going out from our room going to the bathroom. She is always on the go.


Cecile said...

great ideas for summer activity since school is soon to be over...

nalingaw ko kang Justine, galing niya mag crawl talaga gustong laruin ang remote...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Kailanagn ngang maging active ang maliliit na bata so that they can grow up to become healthier and more active too. Ang mga batang laging nasa harap nang TV at gumagamit nang computer ay very slow footed and not very healthy. Mabuti ang dalawang chikiting mo ay very active at very healthy too. Pati mga piranha mo ay very active too, lol. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Dhemz said...

hahhaha...hala kamang Akesha sad sa una tsang....ang remote pod ang iyang ganahan....:) lihok naman si blonde....ka lami kaau kusion...ehehehe...cutie!

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