Exercise is very important, even for toddlers and preschool children. Exercise strengthens bone and muscle development, lowers the risk of children becoming overweight, lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol, decreases the risk of juvenile diabetes, and helps increase children's confidence and self-esteem.
These websites all have activities, games, and ideas for getting you and your child active and moving while having fun!
Kids & Exercise
- Get Involved! Health Projects in South Carolina
Learn about various SC community organizations and initiatives that help families get geared up to live healthy lifestyles.
- Kids and Exercise
Learn how kids get exercise and discover the benefits of regular exercise for children.
- Medline Plus: Exercise for Children
Read articles about exercise for children, including sports for kids and how to get your children off the couch and into an active lifestyle.
- Making Physical Activity a Part of a Child's Life
Discover how to keep your children active and healthy.
Just for Kids
- Sesame Street Videos on Exercise
Watch these engaging videos with your child and encourage them to sing, dance, and jump with their favorite Sesame Street characters.
These webpages have great recommendations for books to read with your child about fitness, exercise, sports, and dance.