It's Thrive Thursday in celebration of the Week of the Young Child! Try these healthy activities with your young child and share a picture on our Facebook page!
See that your baby has plenty of active playtime when he can kick, reach for things and push himself up. Support him as he learns to sit up, crawl and pull up to stand. Help him play with rattles, busy gyms, blocks and other infant toys he can grasp, bang and shake.
Roll, throw and kick a ball with your child. Play hide-and-seek, tag or jump rope with your child, which will help your child develop large muscle coordination.
Get moving together as a family: Go for a walk or bike ride after dinner instead of watching TV.
Practice galloping, hopping and jumping together outside, show that being active is fun.
Make feeding times enjoyable for you and your baby. Don’t worry if things get messy as you introduce new foods.
Introduce healthy snacks, such as cut-up fruits and vegetables.
Make a game out of reading food labels and learning which foods are healthy.