While it’s important that you provide them with a great environment for active play – as well as opportunities to be active throughout the day – the children’s home life also plays a key role in establishing active play habits. So why not get the parents more involved?
Some of these ideas might help you get things started.
- Promote active play by teaching fundamental movement skills (FMS) and associated games. Encourage the kids to play these games at home with their parents.
- Photograph (with permission) kids doing FMS and active play at the ECEC service or school and share these photos with parents
- Include active play information in your newsletters – if you need some ideas, use information from this website or our factsheets
- Make Kids at Play fact sheets available to families – you’ll find them on the factsheets page
- Suggest ‘Active Play’ challenges for families
- Include the following videos on your website, Facebook page, or in your e-newsletters: