Routines are a vital part of your kids’ growth and development. Doing the same things, in the same order, at about the same times every day, encourages a sense of security and control for your child. It also sets your kids up with a sense of normalcy and helps them understand what they can expect to happen in their daily lives. Incorporating healthy choices into their routines on a regular basis will encourage your kids to make more healthy choices, as well as spark their curiosity about health and wellness choices for the future.
One easy way to add healthy choices into their daily routines is to captivate your kids’ attention by using our videos and slideshows! You can find slideshows about animals’ sleep patterns, discover if all milk comes from cows, or explore new ways to move your body. Our fit Full Body Workout Video is an awesome way to get kids moving and ready to learn. The Food is Fuel Slideshow engages kids and introduces them to the concept of food as energy. Use the 5 Senses in 5 Minutes: Grounding Exercises for Kids Video as an easy way to help your kids self-soothe when they’re feeling overwhelmed or they need a break from what they’re doing.
You can also use any of our free printables or lessons to encourage healthy choices at home. One popular lesson is Techniques Kids Can Use to Take Charge of Their Moods, and it pairs well with the Feelings and Emotions Chart to help your kids recognize and label their emotions. Another popular resource to use at home is our fitBoost in Place printable. With this printable deck of cards, kids can get moving, even if they’re still in their seats!
When you’re ready for more, we’ve got games and challenges that help your kids practice what they’ve learned and will encourage them to build consistent habits. The fitMarathon Healthy Choices Challenge or games like Energy Tag or Mood Moments are great options to help your kids recall what they’ve learned in a fun, interactive way.