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Easy Activity To Keep Your Toddler Healthy

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Did you know that by the time the average child goes to kindergarten, she/he has watched 5,000 hours of TV? That’s a lot of TV – enough time to have earned a college degree! What’s a parent to do? One activity¬† to get your toddler active is to host your own Olympics. You can even use this theme for a playgroup.

Olympic Activities:

  1. Make a balance beam by taping a line on the floor with masking tape and letting your child do a “routine” on it.
  2. Put on your child’s favorite music and let her dance away to her own floor routine.
  3. Put on music and time how long your child can hula hoop.
  4. Create your own track event by having your child run, then throw a tennis ball for the shot put, a Frisbee for the discus and end by jumping up into your arms for the pole vault.

Tips for your Olympics:

  • Have a medal ceremony at the end of the event. You can find medals at a teacher supply store or make your own with ribbon and foil cut into a medal.
  • Dress up your child’s favorite stuffed animal as the mascot for the event.
  • Have fun!

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3 Responses to “Easy Activity To Keep Your Toddler Healthy”

  1. Kristen M October 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I like the ideas for creating outdoor wildlife habitats. We already practice sustainable gardening but I would love to add water features like a pond or birdbaths.

  2. Jennifer H October 11, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Cute ideas!

    • SandyK October 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

      Thanks so much Jennifer! We love having you as a Kolcraft fan!

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