Explore Learning Pathways: Fitness for Kids

You don’t need a monthly gym membership, fancy electronic gaming equipment or expensive equipment to improve your health and fitness right away. 

A Pioneer library card, a little motivation and these great resources can get you moving toward a healthier you today!

So pull down those learning swim caps - and let's get started with Fitness for Kids!

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Grab a Great Book or DVD


CoolCool Exercise: Healthy & Fun Ways to Get Your Body Moving! by Colleen Dolphin

Discusses why it is so important to exercise with step-by-step instructions.



FitnessFitness for Young People Step-by-Step by Antony Atha

Step-by-step instructions for exercise activities for children using basic equipment, such as exercise balls, hand weights, jump ropes, and exercise bands.


MonsterThe Monster Health Book: a Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active, & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids! by Edward Miller

Designed to help children develop a healthy lifestyle. Sections on exercise, drugs, and self-esteem are also included.


SimpleSuper Sandcastle: Super Simple Exercise series by Nancy Tuminelly

This series of books gives kids a number of healthy and fun activites to exercise!



BallerinaBallerina Rosie by Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York

Rosie has always loved to dance, but when she starts ballet classes she learns that it takes not only practice and hard work but also self-confidence.

Download a Great Book Through OverDrive

MeditationMeditation is an Open Sky: Mindfullness for Kids by Whitney Rippin Stewart

Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you're having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. They'll discover how to feel safe when scared, relax when anxious, spread kindness, and calm anger when frustrated. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life.


Music CD's

ParachuteShakin' the Chute: Fitness with a Parachute by Michael Plunkett

Help kids get the kind of exercise they will find exciting and fun. Play with a colorful parachute inspires creative movement while promoting quality fitness. Dance, shake, and freeze with a chute!


KidzKidz Bop Series

One of the most popular series in music featuring kid-friendly versions of today's biggest pop hits!


Looking for more books and DVDs on these subjects?
Our catalog can help!






Attend Free Library Programs

Check the PLS online library calendar to find more fitness programs.

Dig Deeper With Databases

Use your library card to access fitness information from magazines, newspapers and professional journals.

EncyclopediaBritannicaEncyclopedia Britannica - A familiar resource, digitized and including sound, video and other multimedia features.





MiddleSearchPlusMiddle Search Plus - access more than 140 popular, middle school magazines.  Full-text articles include a Lexile reading level indicator.




Explore These Online Resources
  • KidsHealth.org: Staying Healthy:   Find out how to take care of your body, eat healthy, and stay fit!  
  • KidsUSA.gov: Exercise and Eating Healthy Games and videos encourage exercise, nutrition and healthy eating  
  • Let's Move!:  A comprehensive fitness and nutrition intuitive launched by First Lady Michelle Obama 
  • NBA FIT: The NBA/WNBA's wellness program encourages physical activity & healthy living for children and families  
  • NFL PLAY60:  The National Football League's campaign encourages kids to be active for 60 minutes a day   


For more fitness resources available at your library, check out WORD magazine and the Explore Learning Pathways lists on the OverDrive homepage.

Check out our new Pioneer Library System Connect app! With your library card number and 4-digit PIN you'll be able to:

  • Search for Print & eBooks;
  • Place holds on Print & eBooks;
  • Retrieve eBooks that are ready for download;
  • Using OverDrive® Read technology, open & read eBooks directly in the PLS Connect app;
  • Renew Print & eBooks, that are eligible for renewal;
  • Return eBooks before the expiration date;
  • Easily get program & event information for your library.

Available for App Store for Apple and Google Play for Android.

As always, if you don’t see the resources for the particular goal you have in mind, your hometown librarian will be happy to help!