Although the UK Early Years Physical Activity guidelines recommend that all children should aim to be physically active for 180 mins daily, there is currently no coordinated strategy by which this may be ensured and supported. This book provides the 'go-to' resource for professionals and parents who wish to implement the guidelines and extend their knowledge of children's physical activity and development.
The first section introduces and explores the eight guiding principles that support children's physical development, health and wellbeing. It explains why movement plays such a critical role in ensuring smooth overall development and how physical activity informs the skills that support effective communication and school-readiness. The second section offers an adaptable framework for practice with children from 0- 5 years, giving a range of possibilities for implementing the principles effectively.
- Publication Date:
- 21 / 08 / 2019
- 152 x 228 x 18mm