Tristar Reads

TRISTAR READS: Exercise is Magic

Read “The Rainbow Fish” Along with Rep. Debra Moody

This week we’re joined by Rep. Moody as she reads “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. In this story, we learn that sharing with others is caring for others as the rainbow fish learns to share his shiny scales with his friends. It is an important lesson to learn as a youngster. 

This week’s theme is EXERCISE is magic! Read along with us as we offer fun ways to engage with kids through exercise in this season.

Watch Representative Debra Moody read here.  

Exercise is Magic

The summer months are the perfect time to be active and teach students the importance of keeping the human body healthy and strong. While it can often be hot outside, by taking the appropriate precautions, kids can safely have fun while growing to be strong, healthy adults! Here are a few fun suggestions for expending energy this summer. Remember, wash your hands and apply your sunscreen every day!

1. WATER. Take advantage of whatever source of water you have access to such as a pool, a water hose, or a sprinkler. For younger children, fill up pots and pans with water and splash around outside. Here are 25 more water activity ideas!

2. Find a local recreational spot whether it’s a socially distanced playground, a local park, or riding a bike in an outdoor space. 

3. Play sidewalk games like drawing with chalk, hula hooping, hopscotch, jumping rope, or basketball – either dribbling or using a hoop if it’s available. 

4. Last, exercise your BRAIN! Read, read, read all summer long and keep logging hours with Tristar Reads for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship!

Take a look at some recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine here.

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*TSR Challenge of the Week*

What has been your child’s favorite activity to do this summer? Send us over a photo or video to share with other families on creative ways they can be active!

*NOTE: If you have won a challenge this summer, you will not be eligible to win again; however you can still submit answers for us to promote on our weekly newsletter.

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