Physical Activity

Physical activity options that some schools are impletmening with your children.

 

Funsical  funsical

 Funsical offers teachers a simple curriculum for building the childrens strength, balance, endurance, character, confidence and coordination.  It was developed by professional educators, coaches, therapists and medical professionals to enhance children’s motor, cognitive and social-emotional development.

 

I am moving, I am Learning      IMIL

I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) is a proactive approach for addressing childhood obesity in Head Start children. IMIL program works to increase daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), improve the quality of movement activities, and promote healthy food choices every day.

 

Choosy Kids, LLC

Choosy

  • Our role model and messenger, Choosy.
  • Our contemporary music designed to appeal to children and adults.
  • Our movement vocabulary that serves as the framework for selecting appropriate activities to promote active learning.
  • Our practical suggestions for application to any environment and limited budgets.
  • Our emphasis on early and ample opportunities to stimulate and challenge the sensory, perceptual, and motor development of young children.

 

 Let’s Move! Child Care

Join the thousand of early education and child care providers who have already committed to Let’s Move! Child Care by signing up at www.HealthyKidsHealthyFuture.org With over 25% of 2 to 5 year old children already overweight or obese in the United States, the early education and child care communities are essential allies in the effort to solve the childhood obesity crisis, support children’s healthy development, and prevent the occurrence of later chronic disease.

Goals

  1.  Physical Activity-Provide 1-2 hours of physical activity per day.
  2. Screen Time-No screen time for children under 2 years.  For children age 2 and older, limit screen time to no more than 30 minutes per week during child care.
  3. Food-Serve fruits or vegetables at every meal, eat meals family-style when possible, and don’t serve fried foods.
  4. Beverages-Provide access to water during meals and throughout the day, and don’t serve sugar-sweetened drinks.
  5. Infant Feeding-For mothers who want to continue breastfeeding, provide their milk to their infants and welcome them to breastfeed during the child care day.