Positive Parenting and Fitness Through Dancing with Your Kiddos!

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FOR THE KIDDOS:

 

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, in which the activity ranges from moderate to intense.

Connecting and bonding with our children is a huge part of positive parenting, and each of us strives to do our best. At times when going outside isn`t the most desirable, parents are frantic trying to find fun things for our little ones to do while indoors. What better way to have some silly fun other than dancing and letting loose?

Kids are naturally rhythmic and love to express themselves, break out the tunes and follow their lead.

Got a gaming console? Check out Just Dance the series to get a bunch of fun dances to move to. This can be fun for kids of ALL AGES, even if they don’t earn five stars on Rihanna`s Umbrella.
Plus, with there being 8+ different discs to choose from, talk about variety!

MIX IT UP – Wave things like scarves and blankets around for more fun! Have musical instruments ? Incorporate them as well!

 

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For Mom/Dad:

What about me, you ask? Being a stay-at-home mom I know how important it is to move around, I`m not letting my precious body go to waste!

MIX IT UP – Grab some dumbbells or any two objects for weights. While holding objects as your moving to the beat, think of all the muscles your working.

 

 

YOU + KIDDO(S) + DANCING= SIMPLE ARM WORKOUT

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*Your bat wings will thank you!

For those of you who are interested in calorie counting, Just Dance can also track how many calories burned per song! Just saying.

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  • Shannon Gallatin

    Love this! We are all about the family dance parities in our house!
    Sounds like we are very similar in that way!
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    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      I play music while we clean up the house as well to make it more “fun” for the kids and myself as well! I will definitely check it out, thank you!

  • Firenze McCowald

    We totally do dance parties, too! Not as much now that the girls are older, but they used to be a nightly pre-bed staple in our house! SO much fun!

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      Dancing with your kids doesn’t have to be limited to little ones,try getting into what they like as they grow to show your interested in what they like as well! Glad you enjoy some fun as well 🙂

  • Jackie Lindsay

    Dancing is the best!! We love to dance in our house too and my daughter dancings every morning in the weekends when my husband works out, it’s great bonding time for them.

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      That is awesome! It’s always sweet to hear about fathers bonding with their kiddos!