Children Need to Move Every Day!
Children and youth benefit from regular physical activity in
many ways. Physical activity supports children in developing healthy bodies,
positive self esteem and good mental health. Active children also tend to sleep
better, learn better and get better grades.
24-Hour Movement Guideline
ParticipACTION Report Card: Physical Activity for Children & Youth
Video: Have a Ball Together! Tips for Families
Get outside, get
active, have fun!
Tips to get kids active (5-11 years) Tips to get youth active (12-17 years)
Just like reading and writing, children also need to learn how to move!
Physical literacy means kids have the basic skills to move in different ways. This makes it easier for them to learn new ways to be active and play sports.
Mastering movement and sport skills help kids feel more
comfortable and confident when being physically active.
More information: Active for Life
Active Start Tip Sheet:
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