To control the height of the baby, parents should pay attention to the physical activity both indoors and outdoors to bring children comprehensive development at the age from 0-5 years old. Accordingly, parents can split into different development stages and apply appropriate methods to increase the children’s weight and height such as jumping on the trampoline, walking or riding a bicycle.
0 – 1 year old
In this stage, massage help children increase in height and develop necessary skills as well as enhance the intelligence. Because children are small so massage movements like rubbing, brushing should be taken lightly and carried out in one direction from the top to bottom. Especially, parents should avoid bending, straightening children’s bones because their weak bones will not tolerate strong forces. The massage method which applied to massage the newborn baby is so popular in the world. It is properly done, carefully guided and shared by many professionals and doctors. So, parents can easily search and learn how to massage their newborn in many places.
1 – 2 years old
In this stage, children begin doing more physical activities than the previous stage. They learn to crawl, stand and walk and often hold, applause, observe the things around. At this age, children gain weight more slowly than the newborn but the height develops more. After one year, the child’s height doesn’t increase steadily over the years but particularly rapidly increase in stages: 1-2 years old, 6-7 years old and during puberty. To increase weight and height fully for the children, parents should let children take part in physical activities at this stage in order to practice reaction, hand coordination and eye movement. Some activities are pulling, hiding and seeking, playing with soft balls as catcher, pitcher, tossing balls and simple puzzles.
2 – 3 years old
Babies who are 2-3 years old have a lot of opportunities to develop physically with infinite energy source. Give children the games help them develop motor skills in a new range with more activities to practice balance and control their speed. The games which are suggested for children at this age are vertically line up, catch the ball, dance, or act something out. In particular, at this age, the children will develop motor skills best when they participate in collective activities, play and compete with friends.
3 – 4 years old
In this period, the children will need to promote the creativity and imagination before going to school. At school, they will be guided to participate in collective games to develop different skills like chasing, playing with ball, hiding and seeking on so on. So the baby’s motor skills have developed a lot and the children will enjoy discovering more activities in life. At this stage, besides the activities in class, parents should let the children take part in outdoor activities and games at weekend or on some special occasions. They might be walking, exercising, cycling in the safe area and under the supervision of the parents.
4 – 5 years old
In this stage, parents usually keep the eye on the children when they play and participate in games or physical activities. Children at the age of 4-5 years old have the basic motor skills and often love playing and participating in physical activities and games. Therefore, parents may find the game combining both physical development and intellectual development. Parents should give their kids opportunity to contact with the surroundings in order to develop comprehensively with the appropriate activities, sport games such as camping, hiking, swimming and jumping on the trampoline.