A baby's brain is 25% developed at birth and increases to 80% by 3 years of age. Capturing their motivation to try anything and ability to absorb lots of information is crucial at a young age. Taking part in lots of physical activities from a young age significantly improves long-term health and reduces the risk of obesity. Through active play, physical literacy enhances cognitive development and improves bone health, hand-eye coordination and motor skills.
You have the power to be a key contributor to this agenda, influencing participation in physical activity at every stage in a person’s life journey.
Find out more about the role ‘Health Professionals’ plays at different stages of the Physical Literacy journey by clicking on the relevant age groups below.