Introducing Fitness Through Playful Activities
Establishing a fit and healthy lifestyle is vital - for parents and kids. Parents' Choice offers the following suggestions for products designed to introduce and encourage physical fitness in young children from infants to age 6. And don't miss Push, Pull, Pedal and Swing, our list of award-winning bikes, trikes and wild wheeled rides.
Ages: Infant - 1 yrs.
Wee Exercise, $30.00 (DVD)
In baby's first year of life, it's all about being "Fit from the Start to be Smart." Research shows that early exercise stimulates important connections in the brain that are the foundation for fine and gross motor skills. The Wee Exercise program is designed by a Pediatric Occupational Therapist to boost baby's coordination, strength, and brainpower helping baby reach those important development milestones. Product Description
Yoga Ma Baby Ga
Ages: Infant - 2 yrs.
Down Dog Productions, LLC, $24.95 (DVD)
Yoga Ma Baby Ga is an interactive mom and baby yoga experience; unique picture-in-picture format allows mom to follow postnatal yoga routine in lower corner of screen at the same time baby participates or watches engaging images and enriching music by her side.
Infantastic! Workout - Bonding with Baby through Excercise
Ages: 2 months - 10 months
Van Castle Entertainment, Inc., $14.99
This exercise program helps new moms bounce back from childbirth and regain energy and strength by working out with your pint-sized training partner. Divided into three mini-workouts, the program places special emphasis on the areas which new moms are most concerned - abdominals, thighs, buttocks and the pelvic floor muscles. Product Description
BabyPro: Let's Play Ball
Ages: 3 months - 4 yrs.
Producer: BabyPro, LLC, $17.95 (DVD)
BabyPro: Let’s Play Ball breathes new life into the baby-video genre by inspiring kids to go out and play, rather than just sit and watch. Three sports are featured, including baseball, basketball, and soccer. With each sport segment, three different levels are presented, starting with little kids playing the sport, moving to older elementary-school-age kids running around, then ending with professionals performing. At every stage, a narrator explains the fundamental skills involved in the sport while kids (and later adults) show how it’s done.
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