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Getting parents and carers involved

While it’s important that you provide them with a great environment for active play – as well as opportunities to be active throughout the day – the children’s home life also plays a key role in establishing active play habits. So why not get the parents more involved?

Some of these ideas might help you get things started.

  • Promote active play by teaching fundamental movement skills (FMS) and associated games. Encourage the kids to play these games at home with their parents.

  • Photograph (with permission) kids doing FMS and active play at the ECEC service and share these photos with parents

  • Include active play information in your newsletters – if you need some ideas, use information from this website or our factsheets

  • Make Kids at Play fact sheets available to families – you’ll find them here

  • Suggest ‘Active Play’ challenges for families

  • Include links to the following active play videos if you have a website or an e-newsletter:

Indoor Play www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfkH3JgNZbs

Out and About Play www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7zmQxp3OZc

Outdoor Play www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-5YAtk6YLU