Physical activity for children: how much and why?

By encouraging your child to do some physical activity every day, you’re helping your child to be healthy now and setting up healthy habits for life. Daily physical activity can also be a lot of fun!

About physical activity for children

Physical activity is great fun, an important part of play and learning, and essential for healthy growth and development.

It’s also natural for children to move and be physically active.

Babies rock their bodies and kick their feet, and toddlers love to move around, dance, climb and jump. Many older children enjoy organised sports and playground games, and many children like a bit of rough-and-tumble play. Read more...

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