Resources for Parents and Carers

Websites

Websites provide a range of advice for parents and carers on physical activity. Here are some for you to visit.

  • Active Tots: Encouraging your child to be physically active may help in leading a healthy, active lifestyle later on as an adult. Give your child the best start in life! Click here to visit Active Tots to find information on staying active at home, pregnancy information and lots of activity ideas and videos.
  • Active Home: Get started by using these family-friendly activities and begin moving together in your living room, garden or local park with your kids. To access these comprehensive activities Click here
  • Active Families: Get active together! Do you need some family time? Why not get out with your family and spend some quality time together whilst being active! Click here to start moving with the whole family
  • 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. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth. Click here to find more information on staying active during pregnancy.
  • NHS Better Health: Better Health is the new home of Change4Life. They have a new name and look, but don't worry – they're still here to help you with idea's to get children to eat better and move more. To access a range of free resources click here
  • Health for Under 5s: Health for Under 5s provides excellent support to parents and carers, with plenty of advice and information. Click here to access their support
  • Early Movers: Early movers is a collaborative project between Loughborough University, the NCSEM and Loughborough campus nursery. Visit their website to learn about games you can initiate with children to develop their core skills. Click here to view their support

Videos

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga: Cosmic Kids Yoga is designed specially for kids aged three and above. Stream all the videos ad-free by clicking here
  • Five Minute Move for Early Years: Kick-start your day with a Five Minute Move with BBC Children in Need Schools Ambassador, Joe Wicks.
  • Oti's Boogie Beebies: Oti will be dancing onto CBeebies and into households across the country as she motivates pre-schoolers to get moving and dancing from her own front room! Click here to join the fun
  • Andy's Wild Workouts: Andy travels the world to amazing places and learns to move like the animals he meets on his wild adventure. Can you adventure with Andy and learn some animal moves of your own? Click here to watch Andy's Wild Workouts.

Guidance Documents