Kids don’t understand the value of playing outside all day anymore. Their activity levels have plummeted. You may be thinking, how can I make my kids move and stop playing video games all day?
When I was a child, I would spend hours outside playing with friends, siblings, or just my imagination until my mom dragged me back in the house. These are different times and we as parents have to use all of our resources to get our kids to exercise and be more active.
One thing that works for my little one is to read books that spark activity. There are so many books out there about exercise that will make your child want to get up and move.
Children relate to characters in books and want to be like them. We have to foster that longing and give them books that foster a healthy lifestyle.
This is my personal top ten children’s books that can inspire your child to be more active.
This is a great book to read with your toddler. It will get them excited to move and run as fast as they can. With child obesity rates skyrocketing, this book makes it fun for your children to exercise and also enhances their language and development skills.
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This book makes fitness a priority by teaching kids what their body can do. Through seeing other children who can do amazing things with their body they will want to join in on the fun.
On this adventure, the cat in the hat takes the kids to a spa to teach them about all things that are healthy. From, hygiene to eating clean. There is something for everyone. It is all about kids being their best self and taking care of their bodies.
This book series is great for the little yogi in everyone! It introduces the basics of yoga poses and gets kids moving their bodies and stretching to their limits, literally.
Touch, tap, and clap clap clap! This book will get your little one hopping all over the house. Llama Llama is a collection of books your child will love but this particular book is all about getting up and moving.
This book teaches your child to move by using the principles of physical science. They will learn all types of facts and hands on activities they can do to get physical and inspire them to become scientist!
This book will teach your kids about a balanced diet. When children eat better they will have more energy to get outside and exercise. All around health is very important in teaching kids how to take care of their bodies.
This introduces your child to the science of motion and why it is important. The concepts presented in this book are movement, speed, force, and inertia. Perfect for homeschooling.
Lorie is a gold medal Olympian who wrote this amazing book about chasing your dream. It inspires children to know you can make a career from sports and moving your body. It also teaches determination and persistence.
NBA Superstar Stephen Curry writes about his true story of a boy who was told he wasn’t good enough to play basketball and he was too weak. Against all odds he reached his dreams of becoming a sport star.
There you go! 10 books that will get your kids up and moving and off the couch!
Which book sparks your interest? Let me know in the comments. I love every single one!