Being active: 0-5 years

Being active: 0-5 years

Activity is just as important for babies as it is for older children - it helps them to learn and grow.

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.

This page last reviewed 20 July 2016.
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