Top 10 Tips

Lets Get Our Children Active! Some Tips to help us…

1. Get active yourself.
Children learn through example!

2. Switch off the television and limit screen time.
Reduce the amount of TV. Children are not active while sitting watching tv.

3. Maybe get a routine going.
Children should use at least 60 minutes a day being active. There are 1,440 minutes in a day – loads of time to get moving!!

4. Make it family time
It’s a great opportunity to have a laugh and chat while exercising together.

5. Teach your children games you played as a child
They will love them as much as you did.

6. Chores for cash.
Let your children earn their pocket money by doing active chores. Everyone’s a winner!

7. Walk or cycle to school.
Encourage your children to walk or cycle to school where possible.

8. After school activities.
Encourage your children to get involved.

9. Develop basic skills.
Help your child to develop basic skills such as throwing and catching. Get your child to practise the skills they have learned in PE.

10. Give the gift of activity.
Buy gifts that encourage activity such as balls, skipping ropes and hula hoops etc

“A strong, active body is a strong, active mind”

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