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How to keep your kid active?

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Kids love to play and it’s an essential part of their growth, so it should be encouraged. Not only should their body be active, but their brains also need stimulation.

Don’t let young children spend extended periods of time in high chairs, strollers, and car seats. Screen time on televisions or electronic devices should also be limited.

Playing with toys is a much better way of keeping minds and bodies active.


Here are some ideas to keep toddlers active at home:
12-24 months

-Listen to music and encourage dancing together

-Jumping – while holding your toddler’s hand

-Climbing stairs with supervision

-Playing with building blocks and other physical toys

24-36 months

-Play at the playground

-Gentle ball games

-Toy cars

-Building blocks


Investigate how active your kids are away from home supervision, for example:

– Do they go outside most days?

– Is there a schedule of activities they adhere to?

– Do they watch videos or TV, and if so, how much and how often?

Think about joining a playgroup. Playgroups offer a change of pace.


Safe environments and playgrounds

Play areas must be safe, so always check that a playground has age appropriate equipment that is clean and well-maintained. Some children do not have any fear and will attempt things that could be dangerous. To reduce the risk of injury and make playing more fun for everyone, stick to play areas that are designed for your child’s age.