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Active Movement Resources

Active movement is just as important for newborns as it is for older children. By helping your child to get active, you help their body to develop, you help them to learn and to feel safe, and you show them they are loved.

 Active Movement Activity Guides

14 activity brochures on topics such as: tummy time, rolling and crawling; walking, running and jumping; balance; catching throwing and kicking and much more.

Download the brochures in PDF format 

Some of these brochures are available in the Sport NZ Store (minimum orders of 25 only)

Introduction to Active Movement Guidelines

This booklet explains the crucial role that movement plays in human development. Click here to download the booklet An Introduction to Active Movement Koringa Hihiko - guidelines booklet resource (PDF, 4.11 Mb) 

Active Movement DVDs

These provide guidance and advice for helping your children move and grow from 0 years right through to 4 years when they're getting ready to start school. View the DVDs here Active Movement DVDs.

Other useful resources

Play Gym - Building Blocks for Life

The ‘Play Gym’ resource has been designed for early childhood educators, parents and caregivers of children under five years.

Contact GymSports NZ for more information.  

Moving to Learn

Gill Connell and colleague Robyn Crowe of Moving Smart Ltd have written a guide for parents, carers, and educators called Moving To Learn.This book makes the connection between movement, music, learning, and play from birth to three years.

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