Growth and activity

Activity is important for babies and older children. By helping infants, toddlers, young children and older children get active, we help them to learn and grow. 

Father playing soccer with his son

Find out how to encourage your child from 5-12 years to be more active and to develop fundamental movement skills.

Activity is just as important for your baby or young child as it is for older children - it helps them to learn and grow. Check out some resources to support young children to sit less, move more and sleep well.

The best thing you can do to help your child achieve a healthy weight is to make changes to your family's lifestyle - include more physical activity and eat less high fat and high sugar food. A child is much more likely to succeed if the whole family adopts healthy behaviours.