"The Leaves are dancing all around, all around,
The Leaves are dancing all around, all around,
Red, Yellow, Orange, falling to the ground,
The Leaves are dancing all around, all around!"
This fun song is sung quite a bit at our house around the Fall season. We sing it when we are getting stir crazy, and put dance moves with it, we sing it on our way to school and we sing it on walks to collect cool fall leaves.
The common theme is being active! Encourage activity. Kids learn from example so if you are active, then they are more likely to want to be active.
So get out and enjoy this gorgeous fall weather with your kids, your dog or your hubby.
Research shows that kids who are more active are more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. And physical competence builds self-esteem at every age.
So as parents, how can we not only keep ourselves motivated to exercise, but also encourage our kids to be more active?
At www.kidshealth.org, they have made it easy for us with a list of age-appropriate activities and ways we can easily incorporate exercise in our daily routine. Check it out and then get moving with your family!