Move to the Beat

If you like to dance and are looking for new ways to get moving, read on!

Published on September 23, 2020


Hey everyone it’s Jess. Lately I have been thinking about the importance of finding ways to stay healthy and remain active. During these times of social distancing, it is easy to get in a rut and become inactive. I am guilty of this myself. However, what I realized is that when I do some kind of daily exercise I feel so much better, even if I just go for a quick walk around the neighborhood. I wanted to share some information from a curriculum called Eat, Play, Grow. I wanted to focus on one section called, Move to The Beat. I think it will be a great benefit to the whole family.

Activities for the whole family:

(Click on each activity)

Each of the activities are fun and easy and meant to engage the whole family. My favorite, of course, is the dance party because who doesn’t like to dance? Let me know if you liked it too!

These activities were developed combining the latest science and research from the National Institutes of Health with the holistic arts and literacy focus of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to be engaging and impactful.

Here are a few things recommended by the National Institutes of Health:

  • Children should engage in at least 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous activity each day
  • Limit screen time to less than 2 hours per day

Quick Tip:

Parents, 60 minutes of vigorous activity does not have to be done all in one setting, break that time into chunks! Some children have short attention spans, so this can be really helpful!

I hope that this will be as great benefit to you and your family as it has been to mine. I would love to hear what worked for you- share at #PlayAheadBlog. Enjoy!