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Exercises for a 4-year-old-kids

Do you have a 4-year-old full of energy? I know what it's like to have one who literally is jumping up and down for no reason (ahem, time to use up that energy!). Sports are a great way to get their mind and body moving and developing and did you know that kids this age need three hours of physical activity a day! I know I didn't do "traditional" exercises when I was a 4-year-old, but it's actually never too young to start. By starting early (in a fun way) kids start building a love for exercise that lasts a lifetime! When it comes to exercises 4-year-olds, it’s important to remember two things: Give them a variety of movement Keep...

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Top 10 Sports Toys for Toddlers (2020)

We’ve ranked our Top 10 Sports Toys for Toddlers 2020! When it comes to your little toddlers or pre-K kids, there is an endless option of toys for boys and girls. Rather than pick something a 3 year old will use once and then forget, start exploring some of our top toddler toys that will help them get active and improve skills! These also make perfect birthday presents for toddlers. While choosing the right and best sports toys for boys or girls may be a challenging task, it is important to put time and effort in doing so. Toys are not only a great pastime but perform the noble purpose of nurturing your child’s analytical skills and helping them learn...

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10 Engaging Physical Activities for Kids

Children are so inclined to spend most of their time playing games on smartphones or watching videos on the internet, that it's getting tougher to pull them away.  There are so many kids who rarely leave their rooms or home and engage in physical activities. With schooling ending at 2:30 pm, these kids have anywhere between 4-6 hours left in their day. As parents, engaging your kids in healthy physical activities and spending some time outdoors is an excellent idea, but sometimes easier said than done! There are a number of games and activities they can do; from band-aid tag to duck duck goose to jump roping. In order for children to develop into healthy adults, they need to jump, walk,...

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Super Bowl 54 Activities for Young Kids

49ers or Chiefs? It probably goes without saying that the biggest sporting event in America every winter is the Super Bowl. It's one of the few days that bands of a sport as well as those who were just there for the party get together, hang out, and watch football. Or maybe just the commercials! If you have young kids around, you may be excited about the game, but they probably have no clue! Super bowl is a great experience to share with your kids but it can be challenging if you have little ones who are either not too sure what is going on or simply not as interested as others. We've come up with a few things that you can do on...

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How to choose a sport for your child

Choosing the right sport for young kids age 3, 4, 5 or 6 can seem like a shot in the dark. But the truth is, you don't have to pick just one sport. At this age, kids are still developing their motor control skills and building their strength and functionality. What they are good at now can change drastically in as little as a year.  Research has shown that the key for this age is just early introduction. That means, introduce them to a variety of sports just for fun! Help them learn all about it and help them develop their motor control and ball control skills.  To help you understand if your child is ready for sports, our expert advisors helped...

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NBC 11 Alive: Sports should be accessible for everyone

We're on a mission to make sports accessible for everyone and that mission took us to the NBC 11 Alive Studios in Atlanta to discuss youth sports, mom schedules and parenting with Cara Kneer on her show The Water Break.  Watch the full segment here Our buy one give one model allows us to give away sports starter kits to kids who need access. If you know a kid who could use one, nominate them on our foundation page.   

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20 Tips for 2020: Parenting with an active lifestyle

With a new year (and a new decade!) comes an exciting sense of new beginnings. Resolutions, goals, plans, whatever you want to call them, these new beginnings really come down to cultivating healthy new habits that you can achieve every day. Many people have a tough time including exercise into a daily habit. You may start off strong, but after a little while, you go back to your previous rut. If exercise wasn’t part of your daily routine as a kid, it’s more than likely it’s not part of your routine as an adult. So how do you stop the cycle and cultivate a love of sports and exercise in your own kids? We’ve put together a list of 20...

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Top 7 Indoor Activities for Kids During Holiday Break

The holidays are upon us. It’s time for school break and the kids are home. It’s too cold for the kids to play outside. It can be hard to find healthy ways to keep the kids entertained and active. They have a lot of pent up energy and need an outlet. As a parent, you want to ensure that these holidays act a ladder in your child’s growth instead of transforming them into a lazy lad. Thinking of ways to keep your child productively engaged can be a task in itself. You might browse the Internet or ask your friends who have kids of similar age. No matter which way you try, the process of finding the right indoor activities...

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How To Pick Your Kids Fun Fitness Activities, According To Science

With elementary school days ending pretty early (2:30 pm where we are!), and fewer kids just playing outside for fun, it’s pretty much assumed these days that kids will be signed up for multiple fun fitness activities in order to avoid boredom, unlike how it was 20 years ago. Besides helping the kids to get rid of their boredom, they play a crucial role in keeping the kids fit and active and see the world with bright eyes. After all, can there be a better combination than fun and fitness? It is difficult to find the rewarding benefits of fun fitness activities. There are endless options of sports, music, art, stem/coding, drama, extra math, and reading, foreign languages, the list...

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