Active Baby and You Course
Physical activity is a vital part of a child’s development starting from birth. It is critical to growth and development as well as health and well-being.
The early years is such an important time in creating a love of physical activity; also known as physical literacy and studies have shown that children who take part in high levels of physical activity from an early age, are more likely to continue taking part in physical activity in later years. Therefore, it is important to introduce activity at the earliest age in order to provide the best start for babies and toddlers in our care. As parents/carers we need to be encouraging activity that develops good habits later in childhood that are sufficient to benefit long term good health. During the 1st 1000 days, a baby will undergo rapid changes physically and emotionally and these changes will lay the foundation for their future health and well-being. At this stage in a child’s development it is mostly the parent/carer who has the largest impact on a child and between 2-3 years of age a child’s emotional behaviour is particularly influenced by the behaviour of those around them. This course aims to provide you with opportunities to develop a multi skills approach to embedding this into every day life. Meeting the physical needs of babies and toddlers in the early years is critical if we are to make changes in the next generation.
At no other point will children learn so many physical skills as they do in the first five years of life!
Aims and Objectives
Consider the importance of physical literacy in the first 1000 days
Reflect on the physical literacy learning journey for under 3’s
Prepare to support the development of movement through play and physical activity
Plan to introduce a range of physical activities for children using the new ‘Active Baby and You’ resource pack
Bookings can be made by using the ‘Course Link’ button above or visiting https://www.earlyyears.wales/en/event/adult-learners-week-virtual-training
- Date: 22 September 2020
- Time: 09:30 am - 12:30 pm