An area of Temperament:

Activity Level

High activity, likes to be busy

Low activity, likes to be still

What does this mean? 

A child’s activity level is how much energy they have.

It is also how much movement they need to feel comfortable.

What does this look like?

Some children are always moving, always busy. This activity helps their bodies feel comfortable.

Other children are happy to sit with a book or a toy or to watch others. Their bodies feel most comfortable when they are still and quiet.

How can I help?

Think about your child’s activity level when you plan your day or vacations.

For example, think about a trip to an amusement park.

A child with high activity level might need breaks during the car ride to stretch and run.

A child with low activity level might need breaks in the park to rest and have quiet time.