Physical Education with Imagination!
of the Triad
Servicing the Triad area. 

Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina

Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |

Welcome to Stretch-n-Grow of the Triad!   This year marks our 26th year serving children, families, and child care centers! 

We are passionate about helping children learn about fitness and building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits!

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In today's digital age, balancing screen time and physical activity can be challenging for parents and their children. With the allure of smartphones, tablets, and video games, it's essential to ensure that kids engage in enough physical activity to support their overall health and well-being. Here are some tips to help parents navigate this balance:
  1. Set clear boundaries: Establish clear rules regarding screen time and communicate them to your children. Create specific time limits for screen usage and ensure they understand the importance of balancing it with physical activity.
  2. Encourage outdoor play: Encourage your children to engage in outdoor activities regularly. Outdoor play promotes physical fitness and allows them to explore nature, develop social skills, and boost their creativity.
  3. Lead by example: Children often mimic their parent's behavior, so be a positive role model. Show them the importance of an active lifestyle by participating in physical activities yourself. Plan family outings that involve physical exertion, such as hiking, biking, or playing sports together.
  4. Make physical activity fun: Engage your children in activities that they enjoy. Find out their interests and encourage them to participate in sports, dance classes, martial arts, or any other physical activity that appeals to them. When exercise feels like play, they'll be more likely to embrace it.
  5. Create screen-free zones and times: Designate certain areas or times in your home as screen-free zones. For example, establish a no-screen rule during mealtimes or in bedrooms to promote family interaction and better sleep.
  6. Integrate physical activity with screen time: Instead of eliminating screen time, find ways to combine it with physical activity. Look for interactive video games that require movement, or follow exercise routines and dance workouts together while watching a favorite show or movie.
  7. Be involved and supportive: Show an interest in your child's physical activities and offer encouragement. Attend their sports events or cheer them on during their dance recitals. When children feel supported, they are more likely to prioritize physical activity.
By implementing these tips, parents can help their children find a healthy balance between screen time and physical activity. Remember, moderation is key. Regular physical activity promotes a healthier lifestyle and enhances children's cognitive development, social skills, and overall well-being.

Ready to strike a healthy balance between screen time and physical activity for your children? Discover fun ways to keep them active, engaged, and excited about fitness. Contact Stretch-n-Grow in Winston-Salem, NC, at (336) 287-1193 today, and let's make fitness fun for your little ones!