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Physical Activity for Babies and Toddlers This resource was developed and designed by the Health Promotion Service, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Central Coast Local Health District Health.
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Encouraging children to practise A good way to encourage children to practise the fundamental movement skills is to have equipment out when they are engaged in free, active play. For example: • Place hoops around the yard for children to hop or jump through • Set up hurdles for children to leap over • Place different sized balls in one part of the yard where children can throw, catch and kick with each other • Set up a T-ball stand with a short pool noodle for practising striking a ball. Useful equipment 4 Mini trampoline 4 Skittles (or milk bottles) 4 Carpet squares 4 Goals 4 Crash mat 4 Buckets and baskets 4 Skipping ropes 4 Various sized and textured balls 4 Hurdles (or cones and rods) 4 Bean bags 4 Chalk bats (or noodles) 4 Galloping horses 4 Balls in the end of stockings 4 Hopscotch 4 Balloons 4 Hoops 4 Cones or coloured discs 4 Cardboard boxes 4 Streamers 4 Masking tape 4 T-Ball stand Physical Activity for Babies and Toddlers
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Floor-Based Play Tummy Time
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What to do: Lie baby on stomach with arms out in front You can use a rolled up towel or something similar to put under baby’s arms to prop them up until they are strong enough to do it on their own. Physical Activity for Babies and Toddlers Floor-Based Play ‘Tummy Time’ is very important for head, neck and back control and strength. Reaching for objects initiates more advanced movements such as creeping and crawling later on. Some things to consider during tummy time: Try to spend as much time with baby on the floor lying next to them Use (unbreakable) mirrors so that baby can see themselves – this encourages them to get their head up Use a ball to get their attention Utilise different flooring – rugs, carpet, hard floor Place interesting objects on the floor – scarves, tissue paper, baking tray, cardboard box Use various toys to attract attention – different colours, shapes and
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