By the time children are 3 to 5 years old, their physical skills such as running, jumping, kicking and throwing have come a long way. Now they will continue to improve these skills and use them to learn more complex ones. Take advantage of your child’s natural inclination to be active. Regular physical activity promotes healthy growth and development, and learning new skills builds self-confidence.
Fitness for preschoolers. The Physical Activity Guide recommends that preschoolers: physically active during the day, move and participate in both active play and structured (adult-led) physical activity, perform activities like jumping, jumping and acrobatics to strengthen your bones.
Preschoolers should participate in a variety of fun and challenging physical activities that help develop skills and coordination without going beyond their abilities. Preschoolers should be active for about 3 hours a day, including light, moderate and vigorous activities.