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How can I keep my child active indoors?

Encourage indoor play by:
  • “Sock skating” on bare floors or go to an indoor skating rink
  • Stocking an open room with foam balls and baskets, Twister, dance videos, and Chinese jump rope
  • Play wrestling in a pile of pillows and cushions
  • Putting on some lively music and dancing
  • Acting out a play, puppet show, or musical concert
  • Playing hide-and-seek
  • Seeking out community centers, indoor gymnasiums, or shopping centers for kids that have classes, climbing walls, balls, hoops, and other equipment
Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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