Child’s Play

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Spending time with your children is a great way to show them you love them and care about their interests. Sometimes, children may have a hard time expressing themselves through conversations and answering questions like “how was your day?” Participating in your children’s activities and hobbies with your children can help you connect with and relate to them in a way they can appreciate.

Whatever activity your children participate in, take part so you can Move More together. You can throw a Frisbee or a baseball, or play one-on-one basketball. Whatever they choose to do–join in! This can also be a great opportunity for both you and your children to try new activities that you may find you all enjoy. As the saying goes, “don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!”

Setting a good example for your children can help them want to be involved in regular physical activity. Children are always looking to their parents for guidance, which gives you a great opportunity to shape your children’s attitudes about living a healthy lifestyle. For more ideas on how to get your children active, visit

What day this week will you join your children in active play?

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