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Structured & unstructured activities: Safe area, easy to explore, small space Toys to promote development of motor skills Focus on large muscles Limit periods of restricted movement (bouncy seat or car seat) Skills to promote: Head control, grasping Rolling, crawling, standing Low-cost PA ideas to share: Peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake, Rattle, kitchen pans
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10 Physical Activity for Toddlers Structured activity: At least 30 minutes/day Unstructured activity: At least 60 minutes/day Not be sedentary for > 60 minutes at a time Low-cost PA ideas to share: Climbing on the playground, playing tag, tumbling, or tossing a ball through hoops
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11 Physical Activity for Preschoolers Structured activity: At least 30 minutes/day Unstructured activity: At least 60 minutes/day Not be sedentary for > 60 minutes at a time Low-cost PA ideas to share: Running or tumbling Throwing & catching
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12 How Much Physical Activity do Children and Adolescents Need? 1 hour (60 minutes) or more of aerobic physical activity (PA) that is at least moderate* Most of the 1 or more hours/day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity PA Do vigorous-intensity PA at least 3 days/week Encourage participation in PA that is: Age appropriate, enjoyable, offers variety *2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, Children & Adolescents (ages 6-17)
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13 Physical Activity Definitions Moderate activity = activity of an intensity equal to a brisk walk, such as hiking, active recreation, softball Can be performed for relatively long periods of time without fatigue Vigorous activity = movement of a higher intensity than a brisk walk, such as running, sports, martial arts May require frequent rests between bouts
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14 Guidelines for Children and Adolescents (ages 6-17) Aerobic Activity Muscle Strengthening Activity Bone Strengthening Activity
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15 Aerobic Activity Should make up most of the 60 minutes of
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