The start of a new school year is finally here! As you’re adjusting to your new routine, it’s important to set aside time for your kids to stay active. It’s recommended that children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Research has shown that regular exercise can help improve their physical and cognitive abilities. Here’s a few ways to get your kids moving after school.
Walk Home From School
If school is within walking distance, try walking your kids home after school. Your kids can tell you all about their day while getting their steps in. It’s a simple and easy way to make sure your kids are reaching their daily activity goal.
Family Bike Ride
Grab the bikes from the garage and tackle the physical activity goal as a family! Bike riding is a fun and low-impact activity that all ages will enjoy. Physical activities done by families can foster an environment of teamwork and communication. These skills are important to your child’s development.
Challenge your kids to complete an obstacle course! Use your child’s imagination to create a themed course that’s exciting for them to complete. This is a great indoor/outdoor activity that pushes your children to work through a variety of obstacles. Obstacle courses also help your children to work on their problem solving and motor skills.
After School Sports
Try signing your kids up for an after school activity! Communities and schools offer a wide variety of programs that are designed to get your kids moving. Soccer, basketball, swimming, karate, or gymnastics are great forms of exercise that your kids might be interested in trying out.
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