Dedicated to early years physical development

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Joy, play and doing together

Publications of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland 2016-12-03 Recommendations for physical activity in early childhood The Joy in Motion programme, aimed at increasing the level of physical activity in...

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An innovative approach to baby swimming

Acknowledging the entire experience for parents, babies and young children of arriving at the pool, getting changed, entering the water and moving in a different element – this approach promotes swimming as an important part of experiential learning rather than a necessary physical skill.

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MOVED2LEARN

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Joy, play and doing together

Publications of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland 2016-12-03 Recommendations for physical activity in early childhood  The Joy in Motion programme, aimed at increasing the level of physical activity in...

2016 Child Health Profiles

Public Health England has published the 2016 Child Health Profiles . The profiles draw together information to present a picture of child health and wellbeing in each local area in a user-friendly format.

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Learning Together to Improve Child Health

The pioneering ‘Learning Together’ scheme by the RCPCH and the RCGP advocates GP and paediatric trainees working side by side in order to share ideas and learn from each other.

Fairness for Children

hbsc & unicef | A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries | 2016 This Report Card presents an overview of inequalities in child well-being in 41 countries of the European Union (EU) and the...

Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet

HSCIC | 28 April 2016 Key facts In 2014/15, more than 1 in 5 children in Reception, and 1 in 3 children in Year 6 were measured as obese or overweight. Children in most deprived areas are twice as likely to be obese than...

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Why Hopscotch Matters

movingsmartblog | Gill Connell Hopscotch was one of my favorite games as a child and it still is today. In fact, Hopscotch proves one of my pet theories that (in most cases) what’s fun for kids is good for kids. ...

Learning to Swim on Dry Land!

movingsmart blog | GILL CONNELL | CHERYL MCCARTHY AN INTRODUCTION TO WATER No matter the age, comfort and confidence in the water is a mandatory first step in achieving safety, relaxation, proficiency, and enjoyment in...

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Early Movers resources and website

A team of Loughborough University academics have launched a new website that provides practical tips to help early year practitioners and parents feel confident in delivering physical development opportunities to children.

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TAGTIV8 – a resource to review.

This is a really interesting and innovative approach that effectively combines physical activity with skills linked to literacy and numeracy.

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Kids Run Free

Kids Run Free’s mission is to create fun, free and sustainable running opportunities for toddlers to teens, igniting their passion for physical activity and encouraging them to be healthier, happier and more confident.

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The Physical Development Needs of Young Children

With growing concerns over declining levels of school readiness and physical activity, this book outlines the importance of quality early movement experiences and explores the connection between poor early physical development opportunities and later difficulties in the classroom.

Early Years Physical Literacy Framework

Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that provide children with the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity.

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Boing Whoosh RolyPoly!

A brilliantly simple, accessible – and sustainable – approach to supporting children’s physical development through outdoor play.

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