Healthy Kids Days
Healthy Kids' Day
The Mexico Area Family YMCA celebrates Healthy Kids Day each year in April/May. The theme for the event is “Put play in your day.” This is a free event open to all members of the community. The children will have an introduction to a variety of fitness exercises for developing strength and power.
Some tips for simple ways to put more play in kids’ day, and get the family moving more, too:
*Make physical activity a regular part of your day- the more active kids are the more likely they are to continue being physically active later in life.
*Allow kids to have unstructured playtime. All play is not created equal- kids need different types of play, including indoor and outdoor, active and inactive.
*Reintroduce your kid to the basics of active play- play hopscotch, basketball, jump rope or enjoy group games such as Red Light, Green light or Simon Says.
*Limit screen time and use of electronic media to allow more time for play