Why is early years movement important?

Why is movement important? 

  • From the very beginning in life, movement is an important part of all of our lives.


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  • Through movement we learn a lot about ourselves, and the world around us.

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  • We also learn a lot about each other through movement. 

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  • Movement can help support interaction and strengthen relationships



  • Movement is also important for healthy growth and development

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  • Movement is not just about physical activity and exercise.  Movement experiences come in many different forms. For babies and young children different movement experiences may include being held in a different position or being pushed in a pushchair.


Please see the Physical Activity Guidance from the UK Chief Medical Officers

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