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Family and Childhood Fitness

Kids need physical activity, so it's important for parents to encourage them to unplug and play. Join them in staying motivated and active with these tips.

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Activities for kids with special needs - wheelchair racing
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Young boy riding a scooter
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How to Get Kids More Physically Active at School
Family riding bicycles together
Cardiorespiratory Endurance Activities for Parents and Kids
Family-friendly gyms - mom and daughters at pool
When You Find a Family-Friendly Gym, Working out Becomes Fun
Boy in living room using vacuum cleaner
Family Chores Can Also Help Work on Your Fitness
Kids running in gym
Activity Trackers to Keep Your Kids Moving
Kids in gym class - one boy sitting on bench
Their Are Many Reasons Why Your Child Is Missing Gym Class in School
a group of six kids performing dynamic stretches
Promote Strength and Health With Static and Dynamic Stretches for Kids
Girl (5-7) hiding behind tree, boy (10-12) covers eyes (focus on girl)
Try These Fun and Physical Outdoor Activities With Your Kids
kids stretching in gym class
Simple Stretches Every Kid Can and Should Be Able to Do
Benefits of family time - family jumping rope together
How Fitness and Physical Play Helps Families Bond
Strength training for kids - girl in gym holding plank position
Yes, Your Child Can Strength Train!
Kids in a dance class
How Kids Can Join the Zumba Party
Family fitness lifestyle - siblings having breakfast together
Make These Lifestyle Changes Today to Improve Your Family's Fitness
Sports for disabled children - cheerleading
Best Physical Activities for Kids With Physical Challenges
Mothers jogging in park with pushchairs
The 7 Best Double Jogging Strollers
Girl with Down syndrome plays badminton
Fitness Activities for Kids With Intellectual Disabilities
kids in gym doing jumping jacks
The Best Warm-Up Exercises for Kids Before Sports or Active Play
hate sports - boy sitting on bench
How to Turn Around a Kid's Dislike of Sports
A mother playing soccer with her kids
Family Fitness for You and Yours
10-minute exercise - treadmill
10-Minute Exercise for Parents
Woman in sweaty tank top - lifetime sports
Sports Can Offer Fun and Fitness That Lasts a Lifetime
Family garden - father and daughter gardening together
Benefits of Having a Family Garden
Snow play ideas - girl holding snowball outdoors
Snow Play Ideas for School-Aged Kids Who Don't Want to Stay Inside
Gaga ball pit at school playground
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Girls playing dodgeball in backyard
Toys for School-Age Kids to Encourage Fitness and Physical Activity
Father and son cycling - family adventure racing
Try This: Adventure Racing With Your Family
Family games - hide and seek
Turn Your Together Time Into Exercise by Making Family Games Active
Relay races for kids - egg and spoon
11 Relay Races for Kids
Two children on Easter egg hunt
Easter Party Games That Can Get Your Kids Hopping
kids relay race
5 Fun Outside Games to Get Kids Running
Boy and girl playing tag in garden
Kids Don't Realize They're Getting Exercise With Active Party Games
Kids playing with hula hoops
10 Fun Hula Hoop Tricks for Kids
homemade PE equipment - cardboard tunnel
Add a Little DIY to Active Play With Homemade PE Equipment.
Take big steps with kids pedometer activities
How Parents Can Motivate Their Kids to Be More Active With a Pedometer
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Board Games for Kids With a Healthy Twist
Children running in park
8 Ways to Move Kids From Being Stuck Indoors
Kids playing dragon tag
Dragon Tag Is Perfect for a Fairy Tale Party or Any Group Gathering
three little children running in play room
How to Help Kids Develop Locomotor Skills
Boy wearing cast on arm kicking a soccer ball
13 Ways for Kids With Casts to Still Play and Be Active
Games to play alone - soccer footwork
No Playdate, No Problem: Games Kids Can Play Alone
Flashlight games - treasure hunt
Flashlight Games for Fun After Dark
Kids playing a game with balloons
How Kids Master Manipulative Motor Skills
Siblings playing in bouncy castle at backyard
No Winners or Losers With Non-Competitive Games for Kids
A smiling little girl playing with a hula hoop
Active Indoor Games to Make Your Kid's Party a Hit
Soccer skills and more indoor games for kids - portrait of boy with soccer ball
How to Bring Outdoor Games and Sports Inside
Large motor skills activities: Boy drawing with sidewalk chalk
Art Projects Get Kids' Muscles Moving
kid holding a bunch of tennis balls
Playing 7-Up Game Is a Blast From the Past
Children having water balloon fight
9 Inexpensive Activities for Outside Water Play
Sidewalk chalk games: boy coloring outside
How to Encourage Active Outdoor Play With Chalk
Kids hiking on a forest trail
Ideas for Fun Walking and Hiking Games
active play for preschoolers
Fun Ways to Get Your Preschoolers Healthy and Fit
Girl kicking kickball in game
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Girl playing kickball game
Kick Your Kickball Game up a Notch With Twists on a Playground Classic