Healthy Eating Through Healthy Reading

As parents and caregivers, we do our best to raise healthy and fit children. Some of us follow specific guidelines. Some of us make it happen in a casual way. No matter which group you fall into, there’s something else that can help our kids get the message: a book.

Young readers have many options for books relating to fitness and good nutrition. Many of them are lighthearted and humorous, which can go a long way in capturing a child’s interest. What toddler wouldn’t enjoy hearing about a dog using a hula hoop? If your kindergartner wants to learn yoga, how about getting tips from Babar the Elephant? Slightly older kids may be amazed to learn how monsters make good food choices.

When looking for some “healthy” books for your child, check out the recommendations, sorted by age, on the PBS Parents website. Regardless of which ones you choose, they’ll help reinforce the positive measures you’ve already implemented at home.

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What is the
Learning Triangle? 

Use this simple three-step process at home or in an educational setting.

View: TV

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Do: Activities

Transform educational ideas into concrete, hands-on experiences for children.

Read: Books

Make connections between what you view and what you read.


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