Why do children need a regular physical activity?
- Kids need to have at least 1 hour of structured physical activity per each day
- Also they need to engage in more than several hours of unstructured daily physical activity
- Meanwhile staying sedentary shouldn’t continue more than 60 min.
- The role of adults responsible for children is crucial in attempts of providing opportunities for structured and unstructured physical activity for them.
- An access to indoor and outdoor areas is important for providing exercise for preschooler.
Unusual lifehacks for indoor activities
Examples of fun indoor activities
- Warming-up. Start your morning exercises with simple actions. Roll your head from the left to right, move your shoulders up and down, bend your body forward and lean back.
- Squat jump. Ask your child to sit down about 5 times and up with a jump.
- Animal race. Jump like a frog or hop like a rabbit. There are a lot of ways to imitate how animals move.
- Jogging in place till the music stops.
- Dance and freeze. Let’s dance and shake your body! But you need to stop and freeze in some pose when the music stops.
- Football with a balloon. There are so many ways you can play with a balloon. For example, blow up a balloon and throw it from your foot. Ask your child to do the same.
- Do a backbend.
- Stretching. Children, as well as adults, are recommended to finish fitness exercises with stretching.
Pros and cons of indoor exercises for kids
- Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
- It aims to improve your child’s well-being and emotional development
Moreover, the regular exercises help your kid to sleep better. They also prepare preschooler for taking up different life challenges – from physical activity to developing mental skills.
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