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Prevent Childhood Obesity By Getting Your Child Moving In A Fun Way

Rigorous movement helps to burn energy and calories, an excellent way to insure  you will be assisting your child in preventing obesity. What’s even better is when the child is having so much fun that they don’t even realize they are working out. To them they are just having fun. Which is why I want to tell you about a really fun activity for preschool aged children. Not only is it fun but it helps to develop their peripheral vision.

What you will need is a large piece of material. It helps if this material is light weight and colorful. You will also need open space and their favorite music. It would be great if more than one child is doing this. Explain to the child that they are going to ball up the material in their hands. For some preschoolers they may complain that they are not able to ball it up. Help them by balling it up within their hands. After balling the material up in the air they are going to throw it up as high as they can above them and then catch the material without it hitting the floor.

This is a blast for them and really beautiful to see all of the materials flying up in the air. It is like going to Mardi Gras or Carnival. Everyone is smiling and laughing and the music is adding in to the excitement. Everyone is throwing up their material and are trying  not to run into one another.

Throwing the material up in the air forces their eyes to track it or follow it in order to catch it. Unlike a ball that moves fast. The material opens up as it’s being thrown in the air and comes down sort of like a parachute. Because it takes a little longer to come down, the eyes are tracking and following longer. This is also why we ball the material up tight to help give it velocity in being thrown up. The higher it goes the more it just floats down to the ground.

Try this exercise just to have fun and to do something out of the ordinary.You’ll be glad you did. Also get your free ebook on Healthy Kids Weight Loss  at http://www.healthykidsweightloss.com.

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