Getting your preschooler involved in physical activities, including sports, can be fun and rewarding for her. Encouraging regular exercise at an early age may help to establish good health habits and keep your child fit for life. Exercise gives kids a chance to burn off some of their boundless energy and often helps them eat and sleep better, too. Here are a few tips about various kinds of activities your child might enjoy.
Exposing infants and toddlers to water, even in formal programs designed for young children, has not been shown to put them at any lower risk of drowning. Moreover, younger babies tend to swallow lots of water just being in the pool with a parent. Be sure to use caution at all times around all bodies of water, including small wading pools, bathtubs and buckets. If your toddler or preschooler is in the water, make sure that you are always within arm's length of him. Child flotation devices are not a substitute for close supervision. Never leave your child alone in the water, even for a second.