Better short and long term health outcomes for Under 5's occur as the time spent being physically active increases. Under 5's who are physically active develop better fundamental movement skills. Under 5's should be encouraged to regularly play and experience a variety of age appropriate physical activities. The environment or setting a child spends most of their time in highly influences how active they are.
Early childhood experiences are critical to the development of the skills, attitudes and confidence required to become an active participant in sport and recreation in later life.
Ready Steady Go Kids is a pre-school (1.5 years-6 years of age) multi-sport programme that covers over 10 sports. RSGK is a global programme where it operates in over 14 different countries and has over a 1000 classes each week. Through the time with RSGK you will go through Hockey, Rugby, Tee-ball, Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Athletics, Golf, Tennis and unique to New Zealand our newest sport Traditional Maori Games.
Why choose Ready Steady Go Kids?
Designed by pediatric physiotherapist and occupational therapist, our classes are structured to suit 4 different age groups so that your child receives the best outcome for their development needs. These include:
Small Class Sizes
Classes contain no more than 14 children and have a 1:7 coach to child ratio. Out Get Ready programme for children aged 18 months to 2.5 years old has no more than 10 participants and 2 coaches. This means your child will receive more attention and better learning outcomes.
Our programme teaches children a range additional age-appropriate skills including exploration, basic counting, Te Reo language and colour concepts. Plus it encourages teamwork and sportsmanship, and helps to build social skills, listening skills and concentration.
The "feel good factor"
From as young as 18 months, Ready Steady Go Kids participants start to develop greater self-confidence, enhanced self-esteem, and a real sense of achievement, all of which shape their physiological wellbeing.
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Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives
These Guidelines provide population health advice to support health practitioners, early childhood educators, regional sports trusts and others who provide advice to parents, caregivers and whānau or families on physical activity for children under five years of age.
Regular active play, limited sitting and enough good-quality sleep are important for a child’s healthy growth and development.
Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives (the Guidelines) has been prepared as part of the Eating and Activity Guidelines series.
From birth to five years of age, children experience a significant amount of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development. Movement, through play, encourages this development. Play is an important way for a child to grow physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually, all of which are vital for their future health and wellbeing.
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4 brochures that cover different areas of development for children aged 0-5 years. They have practical ideas and games that use little or no equipment.
Brochures providing a variety of fun activities to get little children moving.
These resources are also available in te reo.
How to encourage your children to become active.
Active movement: an introduction (PDF)
Why it's important to be careful in the sun and how to apply sunscreen properly. It also includes helpful information on other issues like smoke-free environments, nutrition and safety.
Sun, safety and nutrition (PDF)
Why developing hands and fingers is important for children and includes fun activities for newborns and infants, toddlers and young children.
Developing hands and fingers (PDF)
Why your child’s self esteem is important and includes fun activities for newborns and infants, toddlers and young children.
Developing self-esteem through active movement (PDF)
Research shows that allowing your child to walk in their own time is important. This brochure includes fun activities for toddlers and young children when they are walking, running and jumping.
Walking, running and jumping (PDF)
Quality physical movement can improve language development. This brochure includes fun activities for newborns and infants, toddlers and young children.
Developing language through active movement (PDF)
Infants learn from touch, and massage is good for you and your child. This brochure explains why and includes fun activities for newborns and infants, toddlers and young children.
Massage and touch (PDF)
Fun activities that develop eye movement in newborns and infants, toddlers and young children.
Eyes need to move too! (PDF)
Information on the development of strong muscles in the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. Includes fun activities for newborns and infants, toddlers and young children.
Upper body development: climbing, hanging and swinging (PDF)
Music and singing can help your child's development.
Songs, rhymes and finger plays (PDF)
These movements are a vital part of your children's development.
Tummy time, rolling and crawling (PDF)
Movement such as swinging, spinning and rocking helps develop your child's sense of balance.
Balance: swinging, spinning and rocking (PDF)
Why playing with a ball or moving object is important.
Catching, throwing and kicking (PDF)
This brochure explains that using the environment is important.
Using the environment (PDF)
Watch and learn from Sport New Zealands Active Movement Advisor Gill Connell. Gill recommends activities for children in the different age groups under 5, and shows you how you can get your child moving - and consequently, learning.
View excerpts of the Active Movement DVDs.
Making the connection between movement, music, learning and play (birth to 3 years). This resource helps recognise and develop the physical milestones and stages children go thorough. Includes a 67 CD track of original movement songs, chants and finger plays.
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An overview of the important stages of physical development that a child needs to have passed through in order to cope with educational tasks required in the classroom
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