When it comes to physical activity and proper nutrition, young children need more encouragement and structure than ever before—especially in a culture inundated by video games, television, and fast food. Active Start for Healthy Kids: Activities, Exercises, and Nutritional Tips contains a wealth of fun, easy-to-implement activities that are specifically designed to teach 2- to 6-year-old children important health concepts. With this book as your guide, you can reach children in their formative years and help them develop positive behaviors that will last a lifetime. Dr. Stephen Virgilio has been a children’s health expert for more than 25 years. In this book he provides a wealth of safe, inexpensive, and developmentally appropriate activities that parents, teachers, and caregivers can implement:
- More than 50 developmental exercises and activities for flexibility, muscular fitness, and cardiorespiratory endurance
- 20 fun family physical activities
- 16 motor skill activities
21 yoga poses and games 18 dance and rhythm activities The top 10 nutritional guidelines for parents and teachers Heart-healthy kids’ recipes
Help children engage in exercise that will benefit them for years to come. Active Start for Healthy Kids: Activities, Exercises, and Nutritional Tips is the first step toward a fuller, longer, and better life for the next generation.