Keeping children active/entertained during lockdown

Being physically active every day, particularly during lockdown, is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Exercise or activity of any intensity should be encouraged, a few examples are:

  • climbing
  • dancing
  • walking
  • jumping
  • outdoor activities

Children should aim for 60 minutes of activity each day. We know that may feel difficult at the moment, but there are a number of resources available to help them stay active while everyone’s at home, such as Disney inspired indoor games and
10-minute ‘Shake Up’ activities, on the Change 4 Life website. 

It can be difficult keeping children entertained and active during lockdown or whilst shielding. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has developed guidance to support parents *add some more info here about the guide – just an overview of what it covers*

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