Create a daily schedule for yourself to mark down how much physical activity your child is getting in a day. Ideally, a young child will have two to four active play sessions during the day including simple group games and individual play.
These activities need not be expensive to be great. Group games can encompass such activities as soccer and baseball or a simple game of tag or hide-and-go-seek. Individual play includes everything from swimming and biking to playing on a jungle gym.
We find that many camps and summer schools end up keeping children inside or sitting still for longer periods of time than we recommend.
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