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Fitness and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old

Kids this age are naturally active, so be sure to provide lots of opportunities for your child to practice basic skills, such as running, kicking, and throwing.

Learning, Play, and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old

Kids go from babies to toddlers during this time, from first steps to walking well. They also make major strides in language and communication.

Learning, Play, and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old

After learning to recognize your voice, your face, and your touch, your baby will start responding more to you during these months and even give you a smile!

Learning, Play, and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old

Your infant will learn to sit during this time, and in the next few months will begin exploring by reaching out for objects, grasping and inspecting them.

Learning, Play, and Your Newborn

Play is the primary way that infants learn how to move, communicate, socialize, and understand their surroundings. And during the first month of life, your baby will learn by interacting with you.

Motivating Kids to Be Active

Parents can help instill a love of activity and help kids make it a part of their everyday routine.

Motivating Preschoolers to Be Active

A preschooler's desire to move, move, move makes this a great time to encourage fitness habits that can last a lifetime.

Motivating School-Age Kids to Be Active

Being active is a key component of good health for all school-age kids. So how do you get kids motivated to be active, especially those who aren't gifted athletes?

Rainy Day Fun

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained and off the couch when the weather's bad? These quick-and-easy ideas will keep them happy and busy.

Raising a Fit Preschooler

Preschoolers have a lot of energy, and the physical skills and coordination to ride a tricycle or chase a butterfly.