Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Questions Galore...Answered!

Have you ever had so many questions you just do not know where to turn too?  Babycenter.com is your one-stop shop to all your mommy needs.  This website will provide all your answers to getting pregnant, being pregnant, resources for raising an infant and toddler, coupons for the necessities, count down til D-day, a play-by-play (weekly) on how your child should be developing, amazing recipes for food to make for your child at all ages, and so much more to help you be the best mother you can!!! 

The following information was taken from babycenter.com.  Try these ideas with your children.  We know that childhood obesity is on the rise and, typicially, when children come home from school or are done with their homework, on goes the television.  Here are some simple ideas to keep your kids moving:

  • Take family walks. Alternate walking, running, jogging, and skipping. Play "I Spy," start a collection of feathers or leaves, and sing songs or recite nursery rhymes as a diversion while you walk.
  • Lead them to water. A paddle pool, sprinkler, or running hose all encourage splashing, running, and touching. Or have your child wash your car or the family pet. (Always supervise your child around water.) 
  • Help your child draw a hopscotch board or four-square grid on the sidewalk with chalk, and then show her how to play.
  • Take family bike rides. Be sure everyone wears a helmet.
  • Challenge your child. See who can jump rope the longest, shoot the most baskets, stand on one leg longest -- anything goes. Kids love to compete against their parents.
  • Join a YMCA, YWCA, or community center as a family. Or look into other local resources that keep kids moving, such as a bowling alley, skating rink (ice or roller), or museum. 
Derived from: http://www.babycenter.com/0_activities-that-boost-physical-development_10300500.bc

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