Date posted: January 13, 2016
Active play that involves energetic physical activity is important for young children. It encourages muscle development, promotes eye-hand coordination and supports physical fitness and health. And, the evidence is growing that it supports cognition and brain development.
Indoors and outdoors, an environment that encourages young children to have fun being active and exploring their abilities supports their motivation to move and helps to develop confidence and competence.
Ideas for active play for toddlers and preschoolers are described in our Let’s Play Together! Activity Sheets for this year’s Family Literacy Week.