Keeping Kids Fit Exercise Workshop
Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit is a long-term project designed to address childhood obesity. The exercise workshop’s goal is to promote physical activity, even while watching television and reading books! Developmentally appropriate exercises for young children are taught with the help of favorite PBS KIDS characters.
Exercise is important for maintaining a healthy body, building confidence and sustaining focus on learning. Try these activities as a family to add more exercise to your daily routine:
Move with your favorite Vegas PBS character on TV.
If you see characters like Elmo, Daniel Tiger or Curious George dance and move on the television screen, encourage your child to copy what they see. Children learn by example, so don't forget to get up and move too!
Read and move with action packed books.
Books such as Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Culley, Wiggle Waggle by Jonathan London or From Head to Toe by Eric Carle contain actions that children can mimic. Also, help your child create their own action alphabet book with verbs such as jump, run and walk.
Work on balance and hand eye coordination.
Toss scarves or practice walking from heel to toe on a jump rope.
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