Monday, August 29, 2011

Exercise is Cool!

Run so fast,
have a blast,
skip and jump and play.
Have some fun
in the sun,
get moving every day.
 Kick a ball,
big or small,
throw it to a friend.
Move around,
touch the ground,
stretch and twist and bend.
 Ride a bike,
take a hike,
jump into a pool.
Swing and slide,
play outside,
exercise is cool!
Connie Arnold, 2011

Summer is nearing an end and schools are starting up again. We still need to encourage children to get exercise, stressing the fun in it while keeping their bodies healthy. 

Hope you enjoy this little poem and the photos of my grandsons having fun and getting exercise! If you'd like to read another poem I shared earlier with this same theme, see Get Moving!

What are some of your favorite active children's games?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

National Book Lovers Day

August 9 is National Book Lovers Day. I think we should extend that and make it at least Book Lovers Week, or maybe have August be Book Lovers Month! What do you think?

There definitely should be time set aside for children to read if they can, or be read to if they are too young to read, each day. It's so important for children to develop that love of reading when they are young.

Take time to read some books today,
a restful break from work and play.
Books are great for learning and fun,
so be a book lover and grab a good one!