importance of exercise kids toddler town daycare chicago

Most of us lead incredibly busy lives. From the moment we wake up till the moment we lay our heads down to rest, our day is packed with work, getting the kids to school, after school activities, dinner, and bath time. In the hustle and bustle, it can be hard to squeeze in physical activities for your child.

Luckily, at Toddler Town Daycare in Chicago, we build in plenty of time for physical movement in our preschool program. We incorporate gym games, free play, and aerobics into your child’s day. We now have a cool shade as well for our outdoor area in order to protect your children from the sun’s powerful UV rays while they are playing outdoors. Below, we’ll go over some of the many benefits of exercise for your preschooler. Contact the best Chicago preschool today to get started!


Helps Your Preschooler Learn

As an adult, you probably know the feeling you get when you need a mental break from your job. You just need to step away from your computer or your work, and allow your brain to go elsewhere for 10 minutes, whether that’s reading a book or going for a brisk walk. Then when you return, you are revitalized and ready to tackle your work once more. Preschoolers have this same need as well. When they go out for recess, they return rejuvenated and better able to focus on whatever you are teaching. They have gotten their energy out and are able to sit and absorb. Toddler Town Daycare in Chicago offers many of these mental breaks for your child throughout the day, whether it’s active learning like in music class or circle time, or free play time in the afternoon.

Helps Your Preschooler Develop Gross Motor Skills

Preschoolers are still learning how their bodies work. After all, they’ve only been walking for a few years compared to our decades! Furthermore, because they are constantly growing, it can be easy to trip because they just haven’t gotten used to their new bodies yet. Thus, any type of physical activity, from running, jumping, dancing, climbing on monkey bars, kicking a soccer ball, and playing pitch and catch will help kids develop gross motor skills. It will also strengthen their muscles and help them to burn calories, thereby fending off childhood obesity. They will gain a better sense of body awareness and balance because of it. We offer synthetic grass playgrounds here at Toddler Town Daycare in Chicago, which improves child safety and prevents injuries. In addition, we have bikes, balls, hula hoops, and a variety of other toys and games for your child to play with.

Helps Your Preschooler Develop Social-Emotional Skills

Preschoolers have a very small world compared to the rest of us. All they know is the immediate people who they can see and the locations they are at. Thus, when it comes to interacting with others, most children have to learn through both instruction and observation. Learning to share is a very big concept that some preschoolers take years to master. After all, why should a preschooler share his or her toy when they got it first? These are higher level thinking concepts that are just hard to grasp at such a young age.

By allowing children to play games with other kids and interact on the playground in a low-stress, fun way, children will naturally learn how to figure out playing on their own. This gives them greater self-confidence and leads to fewer behavioral problems down the road. They will learn invaluable skills such as cooperation, as well as good sportsmanship. Not to mention playing with other kids will give your child a chance to form friendships with others.


Toddler Town Daycare has two licensed daycare facilities, one in Chicago and one in Evanston, to meet your needs. Our education-based preschool offers professional child care services to help your child grow, learn, and be prepared for kindergarten. We accept kids from ages two through six. We prioritize safety. We’ve installed synthetic lawns at both of our locations to keep kids safer during playtime and all of our buildings are equipped with ADT video monitoring systems. To enter our day care facility, you will also need a four-digit code.

Our child care curriculum is designed to be interactive with parents so that they can see exactly what their children are learning. We incorporate the basic skills, such as reading, writing, and arithmetic, as well as other subjects, such as art and music, to give your child a well-rounded foundation for kindergarten. Toddler Town Daycare in Chicago uses nature, imaginative play, and classic stories to engage your child and keep them interested. Our mission is to help grow your child in every way, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Finally, take-home activities help kids cement what they’ve learned at school at home and provides parents with valuable feedback on their child’s progress in their preschool education.

Toddler Town Daycare in Chicago offers financial assistance through the State of Illinois if you are in need. You can find all of the information you need to apply on our website. If you own a childcare facility, we can help you grow and manage yours. We offer childcare consulting services to help you with all aspects of running a childcare facility, from developing curriculum to evaluating teachers.

If you are in Chicago or Evanston, call Toddler Town Daycare today for a tour!