How do you encourage babies, toddlers and preschoolers to develop a love of movement that will improve their health throughout their lives?
Active children has suggestions for activities and games that emphasise ‘having fun’.
In Active children: Healthy now and later, authors Linley Campbell and Josephine Musumeci explore how to encourage children to develop and maintain a love of movement, for example through options that allow choice and incorporate play, so having fun is emphasised.
Current research is revealing how important physical activity is in protecting against a range of lifestyle diseases and illnesses. Consequently, early childhood practitioners and parents have a vital role to play in adopting guidelines and practices which encourage children of all ages to be physically active.
This great resource book examines the causes and consequences of declining activity levels amongst young children and also includes suggestions for activities and games for each age group from birth to eight years old, to get everyone moving!