In preparation for Mother’s Day, many libraries are planning all sorts of programs for children, teens and their families to celebrate all the different mothers, grandmothers and caregivers in their lives.
Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have tripled. Today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. Give your child a healthy start by promoting healthy eating and an active lifestyle.
@ YOUR LIBRARY
- Libraries are home to resources for kids, teens and adults on nutrition, diet, sports, dance and exercise.
- Introduce your baby to movement while bonding at the same time. Story time programs include movement, from bouncing baby on your lap to dancing. Some libraries also offer yoga for moms and infants.
- Keep teens moving at the library. See what teen programs your library hosts for keeping teens active through Wii™ and DanceDanceRevolution®, yoga, karate and more.
AT HOME & IN THE COMMUNITY
- Go outside! Experts recommend kids get at least 60 minutes of active play each day. Beyond riding bikes, baseball and basketball, try something new together, like Tai Chi or hacky sack. For inspiration, check to see what media your library has for discovering new outdoor games and activities.
- Hit the trails. Check your library to see what guides might be available on local parks and nature areas.
- Make a run for the library. Literally! If your library is close enough to home, jog, bike or walk to your local library.