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  • Awareness & training for quality child care

    Movement is not just important for helping children grow physically strong and healthy, it’s a key factor in overall development! Through movement, children

    develop their thinking and communication skills as they explore and interact with their world. Movement also builds self-confidence.

    Try these simple activities with your kids, and get moving!

    Move Together, LEARN TOGETHER

    “Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” -Jean Piaget

    Tummy Time Spending time on their belly helps babies develop coordination between their upper and lower body.

    BIRTH TO 12 months

    Dance Partners Babies love to sway and bounce, clap and glide, and roll around to any type of music.

    12-24 months

    2-3 years

    3-5 years

    Finger Play Sing songs together with hand movements, like The Itsy Bitsy Spider. This helps develop fine motor skills!

    Overcoming Obstacles Encourage your kids to use their bodies in different ways by setting up boxes to crawl through, pillows to jump on, and things to run around.

    Let’s Ride Pretend you’re cowboys and gallop around like a horse! Have your kids round up all of their stuffed animals.

    Lights, Camera, Action! Read your kids’ favorite story aloud while they act it out. This promotes gross motor development and making associations between words and actions.

    You’re It! Playing tag together will increase your kids’ agility, coordination, balance, and endurance – and increase your endurance, too!

    Hop, Jump, Skip Play Hopscotch together! Jumping is great for proprioceptive input – the way joints and muscles send messages to the brain to help coordinate movement.