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Kids don’t exercise…they play.
They run. They jump. They climb. They crawl.
KidFish spends the day trying to move as much as possible. I, on the other hand, spend the day trying to move as little as possible. I like sitting, resting, reading and surfing…the internet, that is.
What if I looked at exercise the way KidFish does?
What if it wasn’t something I did 30 minutes a day for 3-4 times a week, but something I did all day, everyday?
What if I didn’t worry so much about exercising and just started playing?
I bet I’d be a lot healthier and happier.
Sometimes my job as a mom is to step in, to help and to direct.
But sometimes the best thing I can do is to just get out of the way and let KidFish explore, struggle and figure it out on her own.
The hard part is knowing the difference.
Every child is a scientist.
Every child is an engineer.
Every child is a musician.
Every child is an artist.
Mixing food and water? That’s science.
Stacking blocks? That’s engineering.
Banging on a bucket? That’s music.
Scribbles on paper? That’s art.
When we evaluate a child’s output against our preconceived ideas, sometimes we unintentionally tell them that they are not scientists, engineers, musicians and artists.
The danger is that some kids might just believe us.