Did you know that your kiddo needs at least 60 minutes of exercise a day?? I know that can seem hard to accomplish for our kids let alone for ourselves! But it’s important y’all. My boys know that each day, rain or shine, we are getting our hour of exercise. I want them to know how important it is to stay active and take care of ourselves even if it means Mama is cursing while running in the PNW drizzle.
On Monday, I’ll be conducting an interview with Mia Hamm (oh yeah no big deal) about how to stay active with our kids and the importance of fitness in our every day lives. I will be telling you how I exercise with 2 youngins and giving tips on how I
trick successfully get at least an hour of fitness for both boys and myself.
I also wanted to let all my CA peeps know that LeapFrog is hosting an amazing event with Mia herself called Fit Made Fun Day! LeapFrog is collaborating with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS to create a 3-hour event (from 1pm – 4pm) on the beach in Santa Monica (North of the Pier and by the exit to Lot 1550 on PCH ). While a DJ spins KidzBop tunes, local children and their parents will enjoy healthy snacks as they gear up to become the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS holders for “Most children making sand angels on the beach,” “Most people hopping on one foot” and “Most people doing a swim dance.” Children attending will also enjoy a few photo ops along with the musical entertainment.
And just as a little spoiler alert, after I post about my interview with Mia and share some of our tips on staying active with kids, brace yourself….. I will be giving away LeapFrog’s newest product, the LeapBand.
The LeapBand activity tracker comes with eight different customizable pets from LeapFrog’s popular Pet Pals franchise – a cat, dog, dragon, monkey, panda, penguin, robot and unicorn – which can be customized by color and name. With their very own virtual pal, children can play 10 preloaded active games and challenges with access to 40 additional free challenges. As they move and earn points, kids can unlock each of the additional eight pets and earn virtual toys for each of them as they stay engaged and learning with mini-games including Pet Boogie, Pet Chef and Pet Salon. Kids will have fun completing a variety of activities including “Walk like a crab,” “Spin like a helicopter” and “Pop like popcorn” no matter where they are. LeapBand activity challenges are designed to keep kids active by tapping into their own individual movements without any required equipment.
So stay tuned until next week for an amazing giveaway and tips on staying active!
Props again to LeapFrog for not only wanting to improve our kiddos’ minds but their bodies as well.