Keeping your child active is an essential part of helping your child grow and be healthy.
Some children love sports and being outdoors whilst others can struggle to be as active. Small steps to develop good routines encourages children.
For example walking to school, or cycling, or scootering. Going to the park on the way home or having a run round the school playground after school.
Being active together will encourage your child, involve siblings or friends.
Getting your child to be active and exercise everyday can be made easy.
Make it fun!!
Children enjoy being active and being involved in sports and being active. Have a chart, make it a challenge, get involved with a local team or multi-sport activity. All children are different and you know your child best, some children love to get up early and get lots of activities done whilst others like to do things in the afternoon or late evening. Encourage your child to try something new.
Technology has made being active so accessible - we can do things from our living rooms using our phones, laptops and games consoles to encourage us to be more active.
Doing an activity a day can keep the whole family healthy.
Ask your school about extra curricular activities - most school provide a wide range of activities during school hours and after school.
Do you want to keep the family active, or want to try a new sport. Derby Active has listings of all the leisure centers around Derby and other family activities.
Hoop is website and app which aims to make it easy to find and book kids activities from newborn to 11 years old. Type in your postcode and it will bring up a listing of events, to workshops, activities, classes and lots of family fun.
Derby Community Trust play a huge role in the community and offer a wide range of programmes to get people healthier and more active. Have a look at their website to see what they offer.
Click on this video from Joe Wicks who has great recipes and workouts that are sort and quick.