From dance to exercise, physical activities you can plan for growing children

Last Update: August 12, 2022, 18:31 IST

Almost everyone played hide-and-seek in childhood.

Children love to explore their surroundings and satisfy their curiosity in some way or the other.

Children love to travel and play. They have unmatched energy. In their developing years, they should be getting at least 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity every day to help with healthy development. It helps them to channel their energy in the right place. They love to explore their surroundings and satisfy their curiosity in some way or the other. This experiment sometimes leads to chaotic game times and stains on the walls. In the early days, when kids can’t travel a lot, we need to plan physical activities with kids to help them have a good and safe playing time.

Some indoor activities that can be done with kids are listed below.

hide and seek

Almost everyone played hide-and-seek in childhood. This game helps kids practice counting and fight the fear of dark corners in the house. Let the child explore the house and find a place to hide. While hiding, they will not only be engaged but will also learn to observe their surroundings and record everything.

dance

Dancing is a great activity to enjoy with kids. Children love music and they often dance to the tunes of their choice. Whenever your child gets bored or cranky, play his favorite song and let him dance to it.

exercise

Yoga and aerobics is something that even kids can do. Whenever you plan to do any of these, make it a form of play to pique the interest of the child. Let them imitate you when you do an exercise. Jumping, running, aerobics and basic yoga postures will keep the child active throughout the day and inculcate the habit of exercise in them.

balance

Teaching kids how to balance is a great way to improve their cognitive and physical abilities. This increases their concentration and reduces the fear of falling. Teaching them to balance will also help them stay supine if they are in a place where a fall could result in injury. To help with their balance, place light books and bags or cushions on their heads and ask them to walk without dropping an object on their head.

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