From their first glance, children mimic you. Whether it’s clapping or making sounds, toddlers who watch Mom and Dad dance or jump try to follow the same moves. Children’s shows also encourage kids to exercise in a fun and unique way.
There are a variety of ways to teach your child about fitness, why it’s important, how to get them interested enough to participate, and show them it’s actually fun as well. But the biggest way is jumping in with them.
Perhaps you have toddlers at home and have an exercise routine of your own. For example, you put an exercise DVD on every morning while your child watches from the playpen. Suddenly, your child is mimicking your every move. This is where it begins.
Mom is having fun and so is your little one.
As your child grows, and your exercise routine involves walking, you may begin by utilizing a stroller, then later on, having the child walk with you, hand in hand. Eventually, you may begin jogging with your now-older kid beside you, keeping up with every step.
Fitness doesn’t have to be laborious exercise. It can be fun utilizing creative and new methods to make it so. If you have a good time exercising, your child will too. Physical fitness is important for children as well as adults, and the more you incorporate fitness into your daily routine, the more your child will inevitably want to follow in your footsteps.
Children learn from being taught. If your home is filled with physical activity, your child will consider it a normal part of growing up and will conform to the activities you engage in every day.
If you put on a video, for example, your child will participate. With family participation, exercise will become a daily routine and no second thoughts will be given to why it shouldn’t be done, but rather how much fun it is to do.