Get Up! Fitness Game of the MonthMarch 5, 2013
Fitness Game of the Month
Have your child play this simple game. It requires no equipment, little space and is most of all fun.
What it’s working: Gross motor skills, balance, core strength
Goal of the game: Your child will see how many different ways they can get up from the ground into a standing position.
1. Designate a small space in your home. To infuse some excitement turn on some upbeat music.
2. Have your child start by lying on the ground. Tell them they have one-minute to see how many different ways they can get up and into a standing position. After they have stood up have them quickly lie back down again. Repeat as many times as possible until the time runs out. Count for your child.
3. Once your child has begun to master the game, add challenges. For example, stand up with your eyes closed, use no hands, stand on one foot, add a jump every time you stand up, or have them hold a ball.
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