To help children get active this summer, Sport England have put together a collection of hints and tips that will hopefully get your creative juices flowing and the lungs blowing.
Sport England's research shows that by being active themselves, parents, particularly mums, have a real influence on their children’s activity levels.
It’s great to show children that you don’t have to be the best, or super-fit, for physical activity to be enjoyable.
Children who do an average of at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity activity a day are active – and there are lots of fun and creative ways activity can be built into their day. With that in mind, we've got some tips on how parents or guardians can encourage children to get active this summer:
Short bursts of activity can be more manageable than an hour of exercise and can be built into journeys.
As a result, the NHS' Change4Life team have come up with six different 10-minute Star Wars-themed activities to keep children entertained for each of the six weeks of summer holidays.
And if they want a longer project to get their teeth into then Jade Jones can help them 'Train Like a Jedi' with a video showing 12 special moves that will help children stay strong and healthy throughout their summer holidays.
Other summer activity suggestions:
Best practice examples and initiatives from across the 5 key indicators on how you could utilise your Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
Timely data and learnings in relation to physical activity and sport in the Black Country and the added value we can offer.
Resources and videos to support the Black Country sport & physical activity workforce, sports clubs and community organisations.