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You can help to give your child a lifelong love of exercise and movement by being active yourself, and by cheering them along as they discover physical activity.
Birth to 1 year
It might seem funny to think of movement for little babies, but supervised floor-based play is a great way to get started:
Once infants are mobile, you can:
1 to 5 yearsYour toddler or preschooler needs to aim to be physically active every day for at least three hours! That sounds like a lot, but every little bit adds up and most toddlers and preschoolers will naturally want to move this much and more.
Fun ways to encourage your child to move:
Movement and exercise for kids
Promoting movement and exercise:
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On rainy days, try:
You will find more helpful information on the Australian Government’s A Healthy and Active Australia website, and the Raising Children Network website. If more help is needed please consult your family doctor or paediatrician.