28th April 2020
28th April 2020
Follow our exercise routine and help your child gain leg strength during the early childhood years…
Total Exercise Time: 20 minutes
Let’s Get Started
Get your child to wear the right clothes for physical movements
Situate yourself in the large empty space in your house
Keep a small Sippy cup or bottle of water and towel next to your child
Then, warm up the legs with simple stretches as below:
Touch Your Toes: Have your child bend their waist, and touch their toes. Count till 8 and do it again. Make sure they keep their knees straight during this exercise for them to feel this stretch.
Great for: Hamstrings in the back of the legs and will help children grow taller.
Butterfly Stretch: Have your children sit down on the floor and bring the soles of their feet together. Have them pull their feet toward their body and push their knees toward the floor. Count 8 and repeat for another 8.
Great for: Lower back muscles and thigh muscles
Child’s Pose: Have your children kneel down on the floor like in the picture and lean forward with their head towards the floor. Count 8 and then repeat for another set of 8.
Great for: Back muscles
Reach for the stars: Have your children stand up and raise their arms up towards the sky, stretching their whole body upward. Have them count 8 and repeat for another set of 8.
Great for: stretching the whole body
Calf raises: Have your child stand up and lift up their tiptoes and hold for a second and then lower it again. Repeat this for two sets of 8.
Jumping jacks: Have your child and move their legs apart sideways and bring their legs. Repeat this for two sets of 8.
Jumps: Have your child jump up and down for two sets of 8.
Stretch again and cool down your little child’s body
Awesome job today! We will see you next time!