We all know that children learn from imitating us. Their first words are mostly likely the words we choose to repeat to them the most or the songs we single most often to them. My son’s first proper word was ‘Yeah’ and I didn’t realise until after he said it that I was saying it to him every time after I asked him a question. Another friend’s baby was really great at repeating E I E I O. Guess what nursery rhyme her kid heard the most often? Kids grow up to use our expressions, talk with our accents and even have some of our idiosyncrasies, which are the hardest things to mimic. It isn’t hard to see, then, why when parents are active, children grow up to be active as well. Continue reading