Time to Get Active!
Climbing, running, going up and down stairs, pedaling a bike, skipping, hopping... Is there anything your child can't do? All this activity is so good for him: putting him at a lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, and helping him sleep and cope with stress. Remember, toddlers should now get at least 30 minutes of structured activity (e.g. kicking a ball with you, playing an active game like "Simon Says"), 60 minutes of unstructured activity (e.g. exploring the backyard, climbing a jungle gym), and no more than 60 minutes at a time of inactivity, except for sleep. And keep in mind that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that screen time should be limited to no more than 1-2 hours of high quality content at this age.
Has your child achieved the following Physical Exercise developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) he has already mastered to date!