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Early Years

Physical Activity Guidelines for under Fives

  • Children under five who are capable of walking unaided should be physically active daily for at least 3 hours. This should be spread throughout the day.
  • Floor-based play and water-based activities should be encouraged in safe environments.
  • All under fives should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary (being restrained or sitting) for extended periods (except time spent sleeping).

Physical Activity can help with:

  • Brain Development
  • Physical Development
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Increasing concentration, memory and problem solving
  • Developing muscles and bones strength
  • Making your child's heart and lungs stronger