This workout is sure to inspire movement and activity for the whole family. It’s something you can do inside or outside, so it’s a great activity for children on a rainy day. Actually, it’s a great activity for every day! My 5 month old does ‘Belly Time’ while the 19 month old and I go through the moves. She can’t get them all, but she is learning and following more each day. One year olds should get at least 5 minutes of age-appropriate ‘strenuous’ activity each day. Older kids need more than that. Even if you get bored from this workout, your kids won’t tire of it. They love repetition, so get ready to have fun as you watch them kick, stretch and groove along with you.
Did you know that following instructions is one of the most important skills for children to learn? Games like Simon Says are perfect for practicing this. You can also incorporate yoga or Follow the Leader. Coincidentally, “Mama May I” is a great game to play and the shop owner behind Mama May I inspired this very post. I hope that you and your girls enjoy this activity Jessica!
Copy and Paste Instructions onto your phone for a reference:
1. All Ages Yoga Stretch
Reach up high, crouch down low, stretch out as a star, crouch
2. Sing and Move
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
(2x slow, 2x fast) 5 reps
3. Shake your Sillies Out!
Jog, high knees, or ski in place for 30 seconds
4. Arm Circles
Grape, basketball, watermelon, tire.
Forward then backward
5. Imaginary Hula Hoop
Circle hips right and left at varying speeds
Start with 5 seconds, increase each time until you get to 30 seconds
7. Tickle Box