Key points to remember
- activity is just as important for babies as it is for older children
- by helping infants, toddlers and young children to get active, we help them to learn and grow
The importance of movement and physical activity
Children learn from movement and physical activity. It is important for healthy brain development that children move. Early childhood experiences are critical to the development of the skills, attitudes and confidence required to become an active participant in sport and recreation in later life.
© Paediatric Society of New Zealand and Starship Foundation 2005 – 2014
Printed on 22 October 2014. Content is regularly updated so please refer to www.kidshealth.org.nz for the most up-to-date version