Here you will find information about physical activity for Early Years (0-5 year olds), along with useful links and documents that can help you get your little ones moving.
91% of children aged 2-4 years are not meeting Chief Medical Officer guidelines and therefore missing opportunities to develop the physical, mental and emotional health benefits.
Physical activity has a large role in improving cognitive thinking, physical development, health and wellbeing and personal, social and emotional outcomes.
Therefore, we believe that by embedding good physical activity habits right from birth, we can ensure every child has the best possible start in life.
Below are some useful links to help get your little ones moving:
Little Feet (aimed at schools/EY settings)
COVID-19 and Early Years:
We are all well aware of the highs and lows of the past year but when welcoming a little baby into the world of Covid, those highs and lows can be even more extreme.
The 'Babies in Lockdown' survey of over 5,000 parents of 0 to two year olds found nine out of ten parents and carers experienced higher levels of anxiety during lockdown. 25% reported concern about their relationship with their baby
(Best Beginnings, Home-Start UK, and the Parent-Infant Foundation UK. (2020) Babies in Lockdown: listening to parents to build back better)
Evidence shows engaging in any sort of physical activity is one of the best ways to ease symptoms of anxiety. Regular activity is best, but even a single bout can help