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Keep Your Children Active Indoors!

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

Even if you're stuck indoors, there are plenty of ways to encourage your little one to exercise!



1. Have a dance party

OBJECTIVE:

Dancing is wonderful exercise, releases endorphins and is a fun family activity!

DIRECTIONS:


What to do:

1. Use YouTube, Spotify, Apple Play or even the radio to find some fun numbers to dance to.

2. Remember, you don't have to stick to children's music; play some pop music too!


2. Build an obstacle course indoors

OBJECTIVE:

Use the furniture and toys you have to create a fun obstacle course that will challenge your child and help them build on their gross motor skills.

DIRECTIONS:


Equipment:

- Chairs

- Couches

- Tables

- Hula hoops

- Jump rope

- Anything else; be creative!

What to do:

1. Set up the obstacle course; it may involve crawling under a table, throwing a ball into a hoop or jumping into and out of two hula hoops.

2. Keep varying the course for hours of fun!


Get some ideas here.


3. Indoor Yoga


OBJECTIVE:

Yoga is calming for both the body and mind. Do some daily yoga with your child to increase flexibility, strengthen your bodies and build on your mindfulness!

DIRECTIONS:

Equipment:

- Enough space to stretch