Why is it important?

 

 

Children who have regular opportunities to take part in physical activity show increased self-confidence, self-esteem, language development

 

Children who experience a wide range of physical activity at an early age are more likely to adopt a healthy lifestyle and less likely to become obese

 

Children who enjoy physical activity as part of the daily routines show high levels of well-being and this can lead to increased academic achievement

 

Research suggests that if 'grown ups' read to children they will do better at school

 

By improving their physical skills children are more likely to: develop positive relationships with other children and grown ups, cope more easily with stress and show less anxiety and show acceptable behaviour

 

Regular physical activity is essential to a child's health, well-being and all round learning