Warm-up & Cool-down
Use warm-up and cool-down activities to prepare kids for the beginning and end of running sessions.
Young kids are usually limber and don't need to stretch for the same reasons adults do. However, warm-up and cool-down routines are important for two reasons at this age:
  1. To introduce the importance and habit of preparing one's body for physical activity
  2. To provide a fun transition into and out of "running mode"

Keep in mind that children this age should not be doing strenuous activities that require muscles to be "primed" or that risk injury... Read More...