Be Active!

Exercise is very important, even for toddlers and preschool children. Exercise strengthens bone and muscle development, lowers the risk of children becoming overweight, lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol, decreases the risk of juvenile diabetes, and helps increase children's confidence and self-esteem.

Kids & Exercise

  • Games Kids Play
    A great collection of rules for dozens of playground games, including clapping and jump-rope rhymes, ball games, chasing games, how to pick whois "IT", and more!
  • Kids and Exercise
    Learn how kids get exercise and discover the benefits of regular exercise for children.
  • Medline Plus: Exercise for Children
    Read articles about exercise for children, including sports for kids and how to get your children off the couch and into an active lifestyle.
  • Making Physical Activity a Part of a Child's Life
    Discover how to keep your children active and healthy.
  • Sesame Street: Moving Our Bodies
    Check out these engaging videos including animal yoga, freeze dance, and workouts with Elmo and Grover, plus printable activity cards and more to encourge children to sing, dance, and jump with their favorite Sesame Street characters.

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