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Sleep: What the children have to say

Here’s what children have to say about sleep… Conversation starter Watch the above video and consider the following questions in your comments. What factors might be influencing children’s ideas and …

Screen time: What the children have to say

Here’s what children have to say about screen time… Watch the above video and consider the following questions in your comments. Conversation starter What factors might be influencing children’s ideas …

What is screen time?

Young children of the 21st century have unprecedented access to electronic media and spend more time with screens than any other time in history. They are also introduced to screens …

Physical Activity: What the children have to say

Here’s what children have to say about physical activity… Watch the above video and consider the following questions in your comments. Conversation starter What factors might be influencing children’s ideas …

What is sedentary behaviour?

Sedentary behaviour is not simply a lack of physical activity but is a cluster of individual behaviours where sitting or lying is the dominant posture and energy expenditure is very …

Nutrition: What the children have to say

Here’s what children have to say about nutrition… Conversation starter Watch the above video and consider the following questions in your comments. What factors might be influencing children’s ideas and …

Creative space design

There are so many wonderful places around the world, where children can be physically active. A number of Governments and Organisations are putting things in place to encourage children to …

Creating active spaces

There are many ways to create environments that increase children’s activity levels. The following photographs of an early childcare centre show practical ways to create indoor and outdoor environments that …

Everyday physical activity opportunities

We asked parents about strategies that they have tried at home to encourage their children to be more active during everyday activities and here are some ideas they shared. Hanging …

What is physical activity?

Physical activity involves the movement of muscle groups in a way that expends energy. There are three ways that the body expends energy: resting metabolic rate, metabolising food, and physical …

Promoting physical activity for children

Increasing the time spent in physical activity can be difficult but adults hold the key to making a difference. There are many reasons why it may be difficult to increase …

Physical activity and obesity

Physical activity plays a key role in the cause and prevention of obesity in young children. Are children becoming less active? It’s true that young children are the most active …