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EXERCISE + EDUCATION= FUN : )

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm always looking for new ways to keep my 4 year daughter, Madilyn, entertained; she loves to learn new things and "parrot" others. As playing outside isn't always an option (Houston, TX weather is unpredictable!), finding indoor play items are a must.

I recently came across a video called Gymathics by Exploracise.com; it's a workout dvd for children that also teaches math skills--and most don't even realize they're learning! Research shows that movement in combination with learning enhances retention and recognition. In a world where the rate of childhood obesity is on the rise at an alarming rate, this dvd will open your child's mind to making healthy lifestyle choices.

The dvd is 30 minutes long and Maddy enjoys it so much she ask me to restart it again and again...she reminds me of a little fitness instructor= ) She takes her exercise time very seriously and encourages the whole family to join her; perhaps it's time started taking lessons from my daughter!!!



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MOMFAN 9/23/2010 2:59AM

    I am going to have to check it out! Thanks for sharing and get moving!

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ELORACGO 9/22/2010 8:14PM

    How cute! Kids never get bored of doing things over and over again!

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CHRYS13 9/22/2010 7:40PM

    How wonderful! Good for Maddy! Great for Mom! emoticon

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CANDOK1260 9/22/2010 4:16PM

    Sounds great start young

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FLMOMX2 9/22/2010 10:29AM

    She sounds terrific and good for you. Have fun with your new "instructor" emoticon

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MISSMITSY 9/22/2010 7:47AM

    Wow sounds awesome, might have to look into those for my boy!

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60SIXTY 9/22/2010 5:19AM

    Wonderful way to have some Mommy & Child time.
I had never heard of this. Sounds great.

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KAKIPOPUP 9/22/2010 3:38AM

    Out of the mouths of babes, as they say -

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ACIMPEGGY 9/22/2010 12:07AM

    Great! Wish one of my grandsons was old enough...he's just 16 mo. but I'm concerned. DD does 'your baby can read' with him...but that's not exercise!

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JHADZHIA 9/21/2010 9:21PM

    Fantastic!! We needed more of that stuff when we were kids. Too much sit on your butt and watch TV or play board games or video games, never anything active when I was growing up. I hope this catches on with all the Mom's out there!!

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JEMPOWER 9/21/2010 8:32PM

    Your daughter sounds like a perfect motivator.

Jem

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JUNKINTRUNK73 9/21/2010 7:41PM

    sounds great!

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MIMIKK7 9/21/2010 6:45PM

    That sounds emoticon !! It is always great when you can incorporate learning along with movement of the body!! Win-win situation! emoticon mom!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 9/21/2010 6:45PM

    That sounds like fun. I wish I could get my boys to join me in exercise.

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THEWINNER33 9/21/2010 6:12PM

    Sounds great. Is the exercise something you can do with her. That would make exercising more palatable to me.

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NPA4LOSS 9/21/2010 6:07PM

    From the mouths of babes! emoticon

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BLUEANGELLK 9/21/2010 6:06PM

    Sounds like fun! I am going to have to take a look at it. Glad your daughter seems to like it so much

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