Let’s Get Physical!

Most everyone would agree that playing outside as a child is fun. Here at The Adventurous Child, we strongly support outdoor fun! What most people don’t know are the enormous benefits of physical activity- not only for adults, but children as well. A recent study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine[i] shows that physically active children are more academically successful than those who are sedentary. The study showed a positive correlation between physical activity and an increase in academic success, particularly in the subjects of math, English and reading. For the preschool child, establishing habits of physical activity at a young age could place them on a path of future success in the academic arena. Let’s get our preschoolers in the habit of getting physical to start them on the path of lifelong success!

Simple Ways to Get Your Preschooler Outside for Some Physical Activity:

  • A fun game of hide and seek
  • Hopscotch
  • Walk around the neighborhood
  • Bike rides
  • Scavenger hunt

[i]Physical Activity and Performance at SchoolA Systematic Review of the Literature Including a Methodological Quality Assessment” By Amika Singh  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(1):49-55. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.716

We strive to create fun and informative content that will help young children learn and grow. However, it's important to keep in mind that all activities should be performed under the supervision of an adult. The Adventurous Child website is intended to serve as a reference and guidance for educational activities, and it is ultimately the responsibility of the parent, guardian, and/or educator to determine the appropriateness of the activity for their child’s age and maturity level. Thank you for your understanding and support!