Childhood obesity increases the likelihood of adulthood obesity. Explore these tips for creating a positive eating environment and using movement as a learning tool.
Through play, children learn about the world while practicing the skills that allow them to explore it. When we play with children, we provide learning environments that are rich with context and meaning. These joyful experiences help children learn!
Play supports infants’ and toddlers’ development. Learn how to incorporate more playful learning activities into your program. Examine techniques for creating play-friendly environments in centers and at home.
Identify playful learning activities that can support preschoolers’ motor and physical development. Explore scaffolding strategies and techniques for managing physical play.
Children learn through play every single day. Watch these videos to find out what — and how — children learn as they play.
Share this video on active play ideas for toddlers with parents on a home visit or during a socialization. Use this resource to help parents consider goals around physical activity.
In this video, learn about the specific learning that happens when infants and toddlers engage in messy play. Find out about effective practices staff can use to manage the mess while also managing the classroom.
IMIL is a Head Start initiative that seeks to increase the quantity of physical activity, improve the quality of physical movement experiences, and teach children about healthy nutrition choices.
This guide provides suggestions for building healthy, active lives for everyone. Staff can share this information with parents as a reminder to make healthy choices every day.
Find out how adults can support infants’ and toddlers’ motor development. Learn ways to promote daily, individualized opportunities for movement and active play.