Bring Back Play  Bring Back Play

Introducing your kids to the games you played at their age is a great way for everyone to get exercise and have fun. Bring back play is an excellent resource with all the old favourites you can try. Produced by Safefood

 

SúgradhPlay Ireland Súgradh

This is a charity providing support and a national forum for the promotion of play opportunities for children in Ireland.

 

BHF- Practice Briefing for - Early Years Guidelines

Guidelines for the under 5’s available for download. Produced by the British Heart Foundation. 

 

Australian Dept HealthGet up and Grow

This is a series of downloadable booklets and leaflets specifically written for early years managers, practitioners and families which give lots of information and ideas for promoting physical activity and health eating for early years. Developed by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

 

Active Start USA Active Start Shape America  -

Guidelines and information for teachers, parents, caregivers, and health-care professionals who are interested in promoting physical activity for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

 

 Change 4 lifeStart4Life and Play4Life-

This early years section of the Department of Health UK’s Change4Life campaign is aimed at healthcare and childcare professionals. Active play resources can also be downloaded.

 

My Kids Life My Kids Time

This is an online local listings directory for children's activities, classes, events & services. It also contains a discussion forum for a range of topics for parents from health & wellbeing to education. 

 

Sport NZ (New Zealand) has developed a series of resources with ideas on how to get children under-five participating in movement experiences.

 

CARA Centre The Cara Adapted Physical Activity Centre

Based at the Institute of Technology in Tralee, Co.Kerry. They facilitate, co-ordinate and advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities in physical activity, sport and physical education

  

HSE Community Games HSE Community Games

The HSE Community Games has over 50 different Sports and Cultural activities to choose from for children.

  

Go noodle Go Noodle

Get your kids moving with loads of fun activities in the classroom.... Teachers say “This is such a fun, interactive way to get the kids moving....”

 

NI 4 Kids Ni4Kids

This website that provides a host of information for parents on many issues from health to entertainment.  Ni4Kids aims to provide parents with useful information on education, health, parenting, entertainment and fun things to do for all the family, whether in the home or out and about around Northern Ireland. 

I manage Terenure Rangers under 12s football team who play in the Dublin and District Schoolboy League (DDSL).  I have been coaching the boys since they were six years old and it’s great fun.  It keeps me relatively fit and hopefully helps to keep me young!  As you can imagine the boys are bundles of manic energy and keeping up with them gets harder especially when I join in for the end of training 5 a side game.  It’s great to see their enthusiasm for football and hopefully I can pass on my love of the game to them.  I’ve been playing football all my life and find it a great way to keep fit, make friends and socialise.  We have had the same group of boys together now for the last six years and they are a great bunch.  I hope that they are all still playing football at some level when they are my age and that they get as much out of playing as I do.

 Maurice, Dublin