Without comparing skill level or encouraging competition, encourage children to model one another's activity. Compliment cooperation, helping and sharing games that include physical activity.
Play lots of activities with friends like...
- Dancing to music
- Playing games, like tag and hopscotch
- Playing outside
Create an active playgroup.
Get a group of moms together and decide on a day and time to meet up and be active together. Visit a new playground each week, take a short hike or meet at the community pool.
Plan active birthday parties.
Get out the sprinkler or slip-and-slide and let the kids enjoy playing together. Have the party at a playground, splash pad, or other location where kids can celebrate together and get some PHYSICAL ACTIVITY!
Join active clubs and groups!
There are many mommy groups that support Physical activity across NC like Stroller Strides, Play and Learn Groups, etc. Check out your local newspaper, family publications or ask some other moms for a listing of groups in your area.