Toddler Time: Whole Body Strengthening

 

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
๐ŸŽˆย Have fun with your toddler, make it a game.
๐ŸŽˆย Use a toy with about 8-10 pieces as motivation, a simple puzzle or Mr. Potato head work nicely.
๐ŸŽˆ This activity is great for kids 20 months to 7 years.
๐ŸŽˆ To make it harder move the lines farther apart and make the lines longer.

Enjoy!

It is my purpose to provide activities that you can do today with your baby and toddler to encourage their strength and development. ย 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.

 

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