5 Way to Get Your Kids Moving
Updated: Nov 13, 2020
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In Florida, schools have been cancelled until at least April 15. A shelter-in-place order has also been issued, which means that we are not supposed to be leaving our houses unless absolutely necessary. That means that kids are home ALL day. This gives them more access to screen time, television shows, and video games. Even school is now completed on the computer. Luckily, where I live, “exercise” in considered necessary, so we can still go running and take our dog for a walk.
I've chatted with some parents in local Facebook groups, and finding ideas to get your kids exercising seems to be difficult for everyone. Specifically, many parents are having difficulty motivating their child to get off the screens and hanging out with the family. Many parents are also still working, which makes it hard to incorporate movement into your child's day during social distancing.
That’s why I've created this "Get Your Kids Moving" series of blog posts. It is intended to give some fun, quick, and easy ways to get your kids off the couch and playing in or around the house.
This handout below serves as a quick guide to 5 movement strategies. These strategies can be modified depending on your child’s age. Every Tuesday, for the next 5 weeks, I will be releasing a new blog post discussing each strategy in a bit more detail.
Give me a shout on social media, or comment below if you try out any of our strategies! I would love to hear what you guys are doing to get your kids moving. Feel free to pin (hover mouse over picture) or share our handout with family and friends.
Looking for more ideas? I've been busy pinning lots of movement ideas, shared by others, to the Pinterest page that you may like. Or, if you are looking for something a bit more personal, I would be honored to work with you! Reach out to Samantha@theot4me.com or 561-223-1620 to get started. I am now offering telehealth, so you can complete therapy sessions in the comfort of your own home!
Or, if you are eager to get your kid exercising, head over to our first blog post to start planning some movement ideas: Play Hide and Seek with Toys.
I hope these tips help get you started,
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