On May 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., YMCA Camp Elphinstone will play host to a full day dedicated to the health and wellness of our community's children - Healthy Kids Day.
The nation's largest health day for children and families, YMCA Healthy Kids Day offers families a chance to play together and learn more about wellness and healthier living. YMCA Healthy Kids Day events are free and open to all.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day will be celebrated across the country at more than 1,700 YMCAs. Last year, more than 700,000 people participated in YMCA Healthy Kids Day events nationwide, enjoying games, demonstrations, arts and crafts, educational resources, healthy treats, giveaways and more.
There are many simple ways to put more play in kids' days and to get the family moving more, too. Make physical activity a regular part of family play time - the more active kids are, the more likely they are to continue being physically active later in their life.
Allow kids to have unstructured playtime. All play is not created equal - kids need different types of play, including indoor and outdoor, active and inactive.
Reintroduce your kid to the basics of active play: play hopscotch or basketball, jump rope, or enjoy games such as Red Light, Green Light and Simon Says.