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Babies and Children - Growth & Development
- Physical Activity

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Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for the Early Years 0-4 Years

Sedentary behaviours are those that involve very little physical movement while children are awake, such as sitting or reclining. Lots of play time with mom and dad helps to establish an early active lifestyle.

Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children 5-11 Years

Children should have as little time as possible being sedentary each day.  Cut down on sitting down!

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years 0-4

For good health, infants should be physically active as much as possible during the day.  Interactive play with your baby or toddler is the best way!


Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children 5-11 Years


For health benefits, children should include at least 60 minutes of vigorous activity each day, including sports and play!

 

Resources for Parents

Active for Life Magazine (on-line)
           
By providing expert advice, inspirational tips and activity ideas, this resource can help parents make sure their children get the recommended daily amount of physical activity.

Physical Literacy – Tips for Parents

The idea behind physical literacy is this:  if we give children the opportunity to do the right physical activities at the right time in their development, more of them will enjoy getting active and stay active.

Have a Ball Together

This on-the-go resource gives ideas for activities to do together, both indoors and outdoors, for all seasons.

ParticipACTION

ParticipACTION wants to change minds about what it means to be physically active. This site offers information, ideas, and links to programs across the country.

Activity Milestones - The First Three Years

This resource outlines the growth & development milestones related to physical activity for your infant/toddler.

Activity Benchmarks - For 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds

This resource outlines the movement and physical skills related to growth & development for your preschooler.

Play Activities - Ages 1-3

10 fun things to help a your toddler develop good physical skills

Play Activities - Ages 3-6

10 fun things to help your preschooler develop good physical skills




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