Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone! I knew I could count on your great advice
Those are all great ideas, and I look forward to trying them out this long weekend!
One last question, though---
Is there a cardio related, drop down on the floor from expanding your energy type thing? I mean, is there a more run all over the place in door insanity type thing for kids (for bad weather-- we can get as low as negative fifty over here, depending on the month)?
Thanks again, everyone! I appreciate all your lovely amazing cool sparked responses!
Edited by: NEWLYFAERIED at: 2/14/2013 (14:21)
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Go sledding if you have snow. walking up the hill is great and fresh air. or just build a snowman, or fort, Summer - walking, hiking, kicking a soccer ball around, shooting hoops, bike rides, scooter, play tag, shadow tag is fun (have to try and step on the other persons shadow), hide and seek / kick the can.
Do you have a Wii? My boys like the boxing part on the original sports one. Or the Sports RESORT one that has the biking on it (have to move both arms up and down to pedal), there is baseball, tennis, sword fighting is a good one my 8yo gets sweating with this one.
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Have you tried playing with him? ... or helping him learn a game or sport? Go outside and get fresh air and do stuff together. Younger siblings often like "hanging out" with older ones. You could do stuff together (like take a walk ... or shoot a basketball ... or play catch ... or swim ... etc.) that would help him develop both physicallly and socially. And it would strengthen the bond between you that will last a lifetime.
My one brother was 10 years younger than me (and we have older siblings). The younger brother loved doing stuff with us and now that we are old (I am 57, he and I are still close.
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I found one for yoga on Netflix called "Shanti Generation" - it's slower and includes very detailed directions. My 7 year old had no trouble following it, and it really helped calm both my 4 year old and my 7 year old down! Great way to help calm them down a bit. ;)
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