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Age 0-3


What is Physical Literacy at this stage?

Babies and toddlers need opportunities to move as much as possible. Having lots of fun developing their movement skills will also stimulate the brain and encourage interaction with those around them.

What can I do to play my part?

Providing new parents/carers with support and ideas to encourage movement with their baby/toddler is a fundamental role that you can play. Starting their physical literacy journey from this early age will foster healthier habits and prevent health issues later in life.

Parents/carers can be signposted to the Play to Learn resource and website to support their involvement.

Resources and useful links

The Play to Learn resource is primarily targeted at 3-7 year olds, however, the physical skills involved start from crawling so there are lots of ideas to draw from this resource to support the development of early movement.

A Play to Learn website is also available which brings to life the characters from the resource using 3D animation. It has many features including storytelling, activity ideas, and skill development.

For further information about the role Health can play in physical literacy, please contact Sport Wales on 0300 300 3111 or

Ideas in Action

We’re busy collecting examples of how others are making huge strides in this area to share with you – keep checking back for updates.

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