To support children in the early years, Youth Sport Trust have carefully designed Healthy Movers. This fantastic resource will help early year’s practitioners to engage children and their families in fun and effective physical activity. The Healthy Movers Toolkit has been devised to provide weeks of physical activity ideas to support the development of the whole child. The resource includes ways to support the thinking, social, health, physical and creative abilities of all children. Youth Sport Trust have developed Healthy Movers to complement the EYFS framework and its four guiding principles.
Why join Healthy Movers ?
Healthy Movers aims to develop the whole child through physical activity, so they child becomes more healthy, happy, social and creative – as well as physically literate
It forms a solid foundation of movement – giving children the competence and confidence to move creatively, and do so happily through life!
It understands children’s individuality, and gives activity options for varied needs and abilities
It supports healthy brain development through regular, varied movements which strengthen and expand connections between neurons – critical in the early years of life
It aims to engage parents and carers so entire families can get involved in the fun!
Healthy Movers fully supports the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, and gets children ready for school by developing their cognitive and social development.
Healthy Movers embraces locomotion (agility), stability (balance), object control (coordination), body confidence and positive body image, healthy eating and oral health, all in one pack.
In your Healthy Movers pack you will find everything you need to help the children you work with to become happier, healthier and more active. The pack includes: the Healthy Movers handbook, which provides a lot of information about the principal of physical literacy, working with the parents and the community, it highlights links to the EYFS and gives handy hints and tips for delivery; 16 jam-packed activity cards; a EYFS wall hanger to display in your setting to showcase the work you are doing with the Healthy Movers; participation stickers for the children and a music CD to accompany the activities.
This resource does not simply support children’s educational and cognitive development but actively includes their social and emotional development as it aims to help get children ready for life as they develop, grow and learn (sometimes phrased school-readiness). Healthy Movers supports a broader preparation for life and helps to embed healthy active lifestyles from an early age.
· Easy-to-use, fun and engaging activities that any practitioner can run with confidence
· In line with the EYFS framework and OFSTED inspected outcomes
· Family and community links to embed the activities within the setting and in the home environment too.