Toddler Time: Whole Body Strengthening
Did you know that toddlers love to exercise? Did you know that when you exercise with your toddler, they love it even more? As a Pediatric Physical Therapist, I know toddlers love to exercise because I work with enthusiastic toddlers 8-10 hours per day who want to move whether it is easy for them or not!
Today I am sharing a whole body strengthening activity for you and your toddler to do together. It will strengthen their shoulders, arms, hands, trunk, lateral (side) hips, back hips, lengthen hamstring, strengthen core… Got it … The whole body!
Some tips for this exercise
🎈 Have fun with your toddler, make it a game.
🎈 Use a toy with about 8-10 pieces as motivation, a simple puzzle or Mr. Potato head work nicely.
🎈 This activity is great for kids 20 months to 7 years.
🎈 To make it harder move the lines farther apart and make the lines longer.
It is my purpose to provide activities that you can do today with your baby and toddler to encourage their strength and development. For more ideas on how you can exercise your baby and toddler, subscribe to this page by adding your email and like Babies First Fitness on Facebook.