When you see the joy a 2 or 3 year old has on the playground swinging from the monkey bars, bouncing on the horse, and climbing to the top of the slide, it’s hard to imagine that it may take work and encouragement from parents to keep kids active. In many cases, however, children do become too sedentary, especially as they get a little older. Increasing demands at school and social pressures that make kids uncomfortable are just two of the factors that can make it difficult to keep kids physically active. With the growing body of research suggesting just how important physical activity is for children, this concern has become more important than ever. This workshop will explore the barriers that stand in the way of keeping kids active, and will offer parents tips on how to overcome the challenge.