Strategies OTs use to Get Kids Moving
Updated: Nov 13
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Do you struggle motivating your kid or teen to be physically active?
Do they fight with you over “exercising” or “fitness”?
Does your child give up quickly, or become easily frustrated during movement?
You are not alone! We talk to parents ALL THE TIME who are struggling with getting their child off of social media, the TV, and video games. They feel like it is a constant struggle to find new ways to keep their child moving.
This may have become even more evident during coronavirus. Kids and teens are home ALL day, and they no longer have scheduled PE or recess times. Additionally, access to playgrounds and safe outside spaces has decreased. Without this structure and typical routine, it can be difficult to figure out the best ways to encourage physical activity. It may be time to think outside-the-box and use new methods.
Many parents describe their children as “resistant,” “lazy,” or “unmotivated.” But maybe, we just need to change what we’re doing!
What would you say if I told you that there were actual STRATEGIES that occupational therapists use in therapy sessions that help inspire and MOTIVATE kids and teens to get moving?
That instead of kids fighting with us over working on “gross motor skills” and movement, they get excited and have FUN?
Not what would you say if I told you I was going to SHARE our top strategies with you?
In our FREE E-book, you will learn 7 strategies we use on a DAILY BASIS that helps us during our occupational therapy sessions.
This E-book will help get you started immediately on simple changes you can make to DECREASE THE FIGHTING AND INCREASE THE FUN. This book will help you STOP spending time arguing with your child about turning off video games and START spending quality time with your kids and teens!
Want to get your hands on our E-book? It’s easy.
All you have to do is go to our website, and fill out a simple form to get your download.
Once you’ve downloaded it, feel free to reach out to use with any questions or to talk about your specific concerns! We want to help!
If you would like more personalized strategies, OT 4 ME CAN HELP! Schedule a free lifestyle consultation to talk about OT 4 ME’s approach to helping your child get kids moving.
If you are ready to get started right away, give us a call at 561-223-1602.
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Is eating fruits and vegetables also a daily struggle? You can also learn some tips and tricks by downloading our FREE “8 Tips to Getting Your Kid to Eat Vegetables” E-book.
Let's make healthy fun,
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