Introduction to the
"Tiny Tots on the Move"
Exercise Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Tiny Tots on the Move is a remarkable exercise program, developed especially with toddlers and preschoolers in mind. With all my years of practicing this exercise program, I see the toddlers and preschoolers are well coordinated with much flexibility and dexterity. Knowledge of breathing in addition gives them a well balanced level of energy.
The young lady shown in the pictures is Ebony. Ebony worked with me and took over the exercise program in the summertime because the children loved her. So I thought, what would be more perfect then to have Ebony do all the action exercises of our program for when we go live with the Teaching Tots Rolled-out Curriculum.
Each exercise page is full of colour to attract the tots, so they'll become extremely interested in the exercise activities. It's incredibly imaginative in the writing of each section, to keep the toddlers' and preschoolers' imaginations completely involved in each move they learn.
Parents or caregivers will discover an interest in these fun activities by using the creative sides within yourself. Being comical while doing each exercise brings out laughter from each toddler and preschooler.
Briefly look over each page of instructions with the illustration, and while reading you’ll come up with ideas for actions and comical moves. Acting amused while you perform and describe the actions to each exercise, keeps the children interested and stimulated.
We always start out with "Morning Glories", they are just simple steps in a warm-up session, like the Twisty Jump and the Helicopter Hover. Then we move on to "Eye Openers" which wake up the muscles with some stretches, like "Diving Point" and "Tall as a Tree, Small As an Acorn, Wide As A Barn".
Now the best part of our Tiny Tots on the Move program is our section "The Race Is On". This part is more active and interesting to the toddlers and preschoolers, for example, "Football Training" and "The Minute Hand". This in turn will get their little hearts pumping with excitement. Next is "Time To Build" -- muscle strengthening, which develops defined muscles on their arms, legs and torsos.
Last within each day's session is "Turtle Time", which helps with bringing down the toddlers' and preschoolers' heart rates; it's more of a calming down time from such lively activity. Every day's exercises are well thought out, with creativity and many imaginative stories for children to learn from as they move.