Keeping your little one active is so important. It's as important to a child's development as numeracy, reading and writing.
Active children from birth to 5 years old are healthy, happy, school ready and sleep better.
- Under 1 should be doing at least 30 minutes of physical activity across the day (tummy/floor time)
- 1-5 years should be doing 180 minutes (3 hours) of physical activity per day.
It is important to establish high levels of physical activity as early as possible to encourage children to stay active enough to benefit their health and to support continued interest and participation throughout adult life.
Outdoor play is ideal, visit the local park or play are and enjoy some fresh air!
In this section you will find information on staying active at home, pregnancy information and lots of activity ideas and videos.
Our Physical Activity Guideline Leaflet provides handy activity ideas, top tips and guidance on how active under 5s should be.
Keeping your little ones active
Health and Wellbeing for Under 1's
Under-1's should be physically active several times every day. View age specific top tips on how you can encourage your little one to move more.
Toddlers should spend at least 180 minutes (3 hours) per day. View for ideas and activities to help your toddler be active.
Pre-schoolers should spend at least 3 hours a day doing a variety of physical activities. Click for ideas and activities to help your child be active.
Click for useful information about physical activity, healthy eating and oral health and find out how they can help get your child ready for school.
Find lots of different activities can count towards children's daily physical activity total and one of the best environments for children to be active is at home.
We can build activity into our every day life with our little ones. Below you will find a range of ideas you can try to get your child moving more. Remember all movement counts towards being active.
Looking for fun things to do with the family? We've got it covered.
Your Local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team
Contact your local team who can provide information, advice and opportunities for your little one to be more active. Let's Get Moving!
You can give your child lots of different opportunities to play, and it doesn't need to be difficult or expensive. Find ideas here.
A great way to build movement into you everyday living is to get active as a family.
Active Children & Young People
Find some handy activity ideas, top tips and guidance on how active we should all be and how we can build it into our every day life.
Staying active during pregnancy
The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. Find tips and advice here.
The go to place in Leicestershire for pre and post natal physical activity information.
Information for Childcare Professionals
Our Active Tots Professional section provides information on; local events/courses, our Conference, Healthy Tots accreditation, and resources on physical activity.
Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney to keep the little ones active at home!
For more information on Early Years please contact:
Sports Development Officer
I am working flexibly in the office or at home, therefore please contact me via email or phone number provided.
My areas of responsibility are:
- Steady Steps (Falls Prevention)
- Active Tots (Professional) / Active Tots
- Oadby & Wigston Link Officer
- 01509 467472
looking for ways to keep your little one active at home? Here's a few apps that may help you out.