Healthy Movers aims to develop children’s physical literacy in the early years, support their social and emotional development and create healthy, active learners.
The Healthy Movers programme, commissioned by Public Health Dorset and in partnership with Youth Sport Trust aims to support two to five-year-olds physical literacy, development and wellbeing, helping them gain a better start in life.
The programme helps and supports early years practitioners and families in recognising the progress children can make with their physical literacy, which supports their confidence, motivation and resilience. The training focuses on how to develop the child through engaging, fun and purposeful physical activities that every child can participate in, and enjoy at their own level.
The Healthy Movers approach has been effective at increasing children's physical, emotional and social development as a foundation for improving language, communication and literacy.
The Youth Sport Trust (YST) in partnership with Somerset County Council and Futures for Somerset, has already supported hundreds of children in the district using the new Healthy Movers approach.
Our impact across Dorset
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