Tips on getting your children active at home!


  • Keep the games you play fun, sport shouldn’t be a chore and the more fun children have early on the more likely they are to keep on doing it!

  • If you need to go somewhere try and walk there and take the children too.

  • Do physical activities as a family, for example go swimming or take them to the sports centre as a family trip.

  • Get the children to help you do physical activities such as gardening or cleaning the car which will make it more fun for you.

  • Teach them the games you used to play when you were small such as skipping, playground games, wall ball games and clapping games.

  • Play the games the children learn at Fun Skills Academy to help improve their skills.

Useful Links

The Scottish Goverment - Health & Community Care
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/health/Introduction/EarlyYears

Physical Activity and Health Alliance
http://www.paha.org.uk/paha/116.5.50.html

Enchanted Forest Nursery
http://www.enchantedforestnursery.co.uk