Lets Dance!! My 5-year-old is so slow in the morning and never wants to wake up. We started waking her up for school 15 minutes early for a dance party! This gets us all awake, is a lot of fun, has become family time the kids really enjoy, and I realized this morning got in exercise! According to HealthStatus I burned 88 calories just spending 10 minutes this morning dancing crazy with my kiddos.
We often do this during the day once or twice too. Its fun and silly and the kids love it. The more crazy you dance (don’t worry nobody is watching) the more you burn. If your kids are a little older than mine then at first they may think you are crazy. My 8-year-old nephew thought I had lost it till I told him the person who danced the craziest got to pick out what we had for snack, he got to dancing!
For you it’s about spending time with your kids and dropping some calories. For them it is about fun and they don’t know it but keeping them healthy with exercise. The best part? Once you start doing it on a regular basis, no matter what time or day, the kids will ask for it more and motivate you to get moving when all you want to do is sit in your couch.
What type of music? All types! We listen to some kids songs, some country (for me), some jazz, some hip hop (for hubby), anything with a beat. Adding lots of music benefits yours children in many ways.