Directions & Solutions
LTAD Stages - Indoor6U Active Start
- Physical Activity is essential for healthy child development. Among other benefits, physical activity:
- Enhances brain function, social skills, gross motor skills, emotions, leadership and imagination.
- Helps to build strong bones and muscles, improves flexibility, develops good posture and balance, improves fitness, reduces stress, and improves sleep.
- Promotes healthy weight
- Helps children to move skillfully and enjoy being active.
Organized physical activity should be fun and a part of the child's daily life, not something required. Active play is the way young children are physically active.
Organized physical activity and active play are particularly important for the healthy development of children with a disability if they are to acquire habits of lifelong activity.
Because this is a period when children rapidly outgrow their mobility aids, communities need to find effective ways-equipment swaps or rentals, for example-to ensure that all children have access to the equipment they need to be active.
"No matter what the level of ability, you have more potential than can ever develop in a lifetime"
-James T. McCay