News And Events
Active Play25 August 2017
The Ministry of Health is releasing “Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives”. Sitting less, moving more and sleeping well are important for healthy weight gain, mental health, behaviour, improved movement, competence skills and brain development including communication skills, high emotional and social functioning, and the ability to make good decisions. It is vital for the development of physical movement skills that will provide a platform for learning more complicated skills in the future (information from Ministry of Health).
Sport New Zealand’s Physical Literacy Approach suggests that under-fives require physical movement in everyday life environments, including nature, to encourage creativity, imagination and exploration.
At Nurtured at Home, children have opportunities to participate in weekly playgroups, mainly music sessions, nature playgroups, hiding community rocks, park visits, and Discovery Days. This is additional to the wonderful every-day experiences that Educators provide within their homebased environment. All of these events encourage children and adults to be naturally physically active together whilst at the same time discovering many places of interest within their local community.