Did you know that there are many benefits to leading an active lifestyle with your children?
Participating in regular exercise with your little one strengthens their muscles and bones, puts them at less risk for becoming overweight, and helps develop fundamental movement skills!
Plus, studies show that children who are active show fewer signs of anxiety and depression.
Benefits of an Active Lifestyle:
- Develops fundamental movement skills
- Strengthens muscles and bones
- Less risk for obesity
- Positive perspective on life
- Reduces the chance of Type 2 Diabetes
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Helps prevent risk of chronic diseases
There are many different ways to set up an active routine with your little one. The activities you choose can be based on your family’s preferences and what you enjoy doing the most.
1. Practice Yoga Together 🧘🏽♀️
Practicing yoga is a great way to add consistent exercise and mindfulness into your child’s routine. Yoga helps children manage their anxiety and learn how to self-regulate their emotions.
Doing yoga with children develops their strength and flexibility, teaches discipline, and supports concentration and memory!
Pick a weekday to be your family’s Yoga day. Sticking to your routine of practicing on the same day every week will encourage your tiny human to profit from these benefits.
2. Playful Animal Workouts 🦀
Working out doesn’t have to be just for the gym-rats! Just like with Playlearning™… exercise is much more fun when it feels like actually playing.
The majority of exercise that young children get happens outside and on the playground. With older children, you can set up a family workout routine that is energetic and fun. Make it playful by pretending to be animals with crabwalks, bear crawls, cheetah sprints, and kangaroo jump rope hops!
Do a workout video together! Be strategic with your workout times by setting them up when children have energy and are eager to participate. Check out our Fitness by Lingokids videos so that you can make animal positions and stretch from home or wherever you want!
3. Dance, Dance, Dance! 🕺
Maybe your family prefers to exercise by shaking your booties to the beat of the rhythm! Dancing improves childrens’ coordination, agility, and spatial awareness. Plus, dancing also significantly increases their self confidence!
Put on some groovy tunes and dance around the house together. With our freeze dance song you can make it a game by stopping the music and making sure everyone “freezes” in place during the silence. This is a game you can even play while tidying up or preparing a meal.
Or, learn easy choreography with our best songs and put on a performance for the rest of the family!
- What about some sweet robot moves with our “Don’t Stop Baby Bot” song?
- Are you down with country music? Then, our “Numbers DO-SI-DO” song is for you!
- Want to learn and dance at the same time? Don’t miss our “ABC Chant” Dance!
Your little one will absolutely love the creative space to shake it off and dance.
Join the Conversation
These are just a few ways that you can move together and participate in an active lifestyle with children! Interested in exercising more with Lingokids? Check out our YouTube Channels and download the Lingokids App!
What other ways do you enjoy exercising with your little ones? Let us know by tagging us on social media!