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
Play Ireland Súgradh
This is a charity providing support and a national forum for the promotion of play opportunities for children in Ireland.
- Early Years Guidelines
Guidelines for the under 5’s available for download. Produced by the British Heart Foundation.
Get 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 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.
Start4Life 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 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.
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
The HSE Community Games has over 50 different Sports and Cultural activities to choose from for children.
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....”
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.