The toddlers and preschool children from LVCC on Union Blvd. discovered the fun in fitness with the Stretch-n-Grow program. For six weeks, the children exercised and learned nutrition basics.
The weekly class used stories, high-energy music, and exciting games to engage the children. They explored how their bodies worked through simple gross and fine motor activities.
Fitness was made fun by using imagination. A small hoola hoop became a car steering wheel. The children "drove" cars as they ran around turning the hoop back and forth.
The biggest challenge? Following directions. The children demonstrated good listening skills to perform the exercises.
Introducing physical education and nutrition at a young age builds a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy living.