Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Childhood Obesity; Less is More

 Fighting childhood obesity is all our problem. Kids now spend less time playing, running and doing physical activities than ever before. Even in preschool settings many children spend most of their time in an inactive state.
Let's keep our kids active and eating properly.


Jenni said...

Funny that this was a BIG topic of discussion today at our supervisor meeting. You know, sadly, we had a child start yesterday that is almost 4 and can't even jump?!? Part of me even thinks it's "won't" jump. This child, in one short day, has shown that he has already chosen a sedentary lifestyle. When we were outside he literally SAT in ONE SPOT for the ENTIRE time! No amount of encouraging would get him to move.

He would do activities...if he didn't have to exert energy. It's going to be a long road for him; but I am also confident in the teacher's ability to make it fun and exciting and not negative for him.

Many of our teachers complained when we took "movie day" away from them. Some came around when we explained, "What are you going to show them that is DIFFERENT from what they watch for hours on end at home AND they can't accomplish learning through classroom experiences?"

Others are only begrudgengly going along with the rule hoping that if I ever leave the rule might change back.

Barbra The Bloggess said...

Can't please everyone, huh. We are advocates for children so we are their voice. Perhaps some will see that but change is difficult for some people. I really am glad you are making stands on for the children!