What are good indoor exercises to do with a 3-year-old?

If you cannot get outdoors, try making an obstacle course inside your home using pillows and toys or turn on some music and have a dance party! You could play Freeze Dance, where you turn on music for a period of time during which the kids dance, then when you turn it off, the kids freeze in place. Kids yoga is great way to get some exercise in while calming your little one. Making physical activity a part of your child’s daily routine helps to establish healthy patterns that will last into adulthood. 

Jennie Ito, Ph.D.

Child Development Expert

Jennie Ito is a mother of two and a child development consultant who specializes in children’s play and toys. Before becoming a consultant for LeapFrog, she was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and later worked as a content expert for the Association of Children’s Museum’s “Playing for Keeps” Play Initiative. Jennie earned her doctorate degree in developmental psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.