Movement is a critical part of every child’s day.

Movement is a critical part of every child’s day.

Movement is a critical part of every child’s day. I have found if my children do not get at least one hour of movement, running around inside or outside, they pick on each other or fight. It’s almost as if energy builds up inside of them and has to get out! It also helps break up the day and playtime. Summer is easier when the weather is warm but it is a myth cold weather makes children sick. I bundle them up and send them out even if they only last 20 minutes. But, one of the best things I did was clean up my unfinished basement and convert it into open space. Here they can throw things, make a mess, ride bikes in the winter, roller blade, play tag, or just run! Duct tape on the floor also makes a great track for them to follow and is easy to do!

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