Why is this important?

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.

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