*New Year's Resolutions Idea: My children and I will get active together!
Len Saunders, a leader in the field of children's health and fitness for over 25 years, has created book series, "An Adventure in Exercise" that is designed to get your children moving while having fun every step of the way. He has won awards at the local, state, and national levels for all his efforts to reduce childhood obesity. In addition to encouraging movement, the books also teach younger children about number recognition and older children can practice reading. Sounds like a winner to me!
I was given the opportunity to review two E-books. Joey the Kangaroo and Spunky the Monkey tell about the days of two adorable animals. The animals love getting active and on each page, you are encouraged to have your children imitate their activities by pretending to be the animals while doing some classic exercises like curl-ups and jumping. Joey the Kangaroo loves to exercise and Spunky the Monkey loves to play. The end of the book allows you to keep a checklist/log of the exercises completed to help your child work toward goals. You could even set up a reward system or use stickers to help your child recognize their accomplishments. I used these books with my daughter (age 5) and she absolutely loved them. After each exercise, I clapped and made a really big deal so she was really excited. The books were really great and truly geared toward kids. Plus, I just received word that there will be 8 more books to the series coming in the future! Sign me up!
Buy it here: You can purchase Spunky the Monkey and Joey the Kangaroo from Amazon.
Win it here: One lucky Cake Mom reader will win E-books of both Joey the Kangaroo and Spunky the Monkey!
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