So how can we get our kids more active as educators and parents? Where do we start?
As educators, it is important for educators to demonstrate active lifestyle choices. Educators should also encourage parents to incorporate physical activities at home. Teachers can send students home with family physical activity calendar in order to monitor the family’s as well as the student’s progress.
As parents, it is important limit sedentary time spent at home. One easy way is to designate one day a week as a “screen-free” day spent outdoors or inside playing games amongst the family. Participation’s website provides tips and resources to help parents encourage children and teens to become more active.