Adding Physical Activity to Your Child Care Program

Concerned about America's childhood obesity problem? Become part of the solution by adding physical activities to your day care program. Below are a few ideas to get the little ones moving:

·         Turn on some music and dance
·         Walk to a nearby park
·         Plan a mini-Olympics event
·         Hold a hula hoop contest
·         Have a jump rope contest
·         Invest in outdoor gear that encourages movement such as hop balls, trikes, jump ropes, Frisbees, and hula hoops
·         Designate a specific time each day for active play

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