Many students, particularly tweens and teens, are not moving their bodies as much as they are supposed to be — during a pandemic or otherwise.
Yet with many organized team sports on hiatus and athletic fields, playgrounds and climbing gyms closed or restricted to smaller groups during shorter hours, what’s an increasingly lazy child to do?
More accurately: What’s a mother or father of an increasingly lazy child to do?
Many parents are taking charge, finding informal and creative ways to entice their isolated tweens and teens off their screens and outside — with others, safely.
To get your own younger ones moving, here are a few ideas from families around the country, all almost-guaranteed hits, even with winter coming.
Centers for Disease Control