How To Encourage Your Child To Be Physically Active


Today, only one in three children will be physically active, and less than 50%of the time they spend on sports practice, physical education and games are spent moving around and that can be considered as being physically active.

Children, pre-teens, and teens will spend more than 7h of their time in front of the TV or PC, not really moving or doing anything. If you are looking for a way to keep your toddlers or preschoolers active, you can check out the interesting toy at Step2 Direct, or take them on a shopping spree and allow them to pick a toy that would keep them entertained and active.

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Talk to the doctor

Many people tend to skip this part, but sometimes it is very necessary. You can talk to your child’s doctor and ask them to explain to your child why being active is very important. In addition, your doctor can suggest a great activity that will surely keep your kids happy.

That fun activity

Children tend to get lazy and not active when they are bored and nothing amuses them. This is why it is important that you find that one fun activity that they simply adore. Maybe they enjoy going outside and playing fetch, or playing in the park with their friends. Make sure to involve yourself in the play if it is necessary.

Choose an age-appropriate activity

If you have a toddler, you should not take him to a football game with preschoolers, and vice-versa. You need to know your child and take into consideration their age when thinking about the activity that would be good for them. This can also be discussed with their doctor.

For example, if you have preschoolers, and they are boys, there is a chance that they would like to play soccer, and you can get a kids soccer goal at Step2 Direct today, or visit your local kid’s toy store and buy a goal and a ball there.

Be a role model

Kid’s always look up to their parents or older siblings, and if you are at home all day not moving away from the TV, your children will be the same. In order for them to want to be physically active, you need to be active as well. Make time for them, take them to a park, on a run, or just outdoors to play, and you will surely become a great role model.