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3/13/12 8:56 A

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You could just try games in the yard; my 10 year old is really active, but he loves to get out in the yard for a fun game of soccer--he plays on a team, but at home, it just means running around the yard with the soccer ball with each of us trying to get it from the other one; he can last longer than I can, but we have fun!! Play a game of tag! Once they see it as fun and not boring, you can try "racing" when you around the block or whatever.

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3/11/12 9:28 P

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Thanks! The school just sent home information about a 2K in April that we might check out. I think once they feel the excitement of the race, it might encourage them to continue. Plus it's for a good cause.

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3/11/12 8:26 P

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I run with my 8 year old. She is very active and loves it. I am new at running and can only go about a mile at this time. She keeps me motivated and I time us each time to make fun. Its pretty funny that she wants to go farther then I can. =) My 6 year old I haven't tried taking. She tires easily and likes walking or taking her scooter.

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3/6/12 3:21 P

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Because would suggest maybe them ride bikes while you run. They may love it or they may lose interest very quickly if they try to maintain your same pace. My kids as 7 and 9 and one of them would start walking after only a block the other may last three before he decides he wants to go home. ha ha. I do stuff like Wii dance with them, walk the dogs to the local parks weather permitting. Hopefully will start that back again in a week or two as the weather warms.

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Hi all. I'm trying to encourage my 6 & 8 year olds to be more active. I've recently decided to start running. Any thoughts to how I can get them running with me?

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