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Early years cognitive development is linked to physical activity

In the same way that birds fly, fish swim and animals move, toddlers are designed to toddle. The joy on their faces, from the first steps a child takes, shows that they are indulging in the potential of their freedom of movement (albeit stumbling and tumb…
In the same way that birds fly, fish swim and animals move, toddlers are designed to toddle. The joy on their faces, from the first steps a child takes, shows that they are… https://sportxplorers.co.uk/blog/2018/11/early-years-cognitive-development-linked-physical-activity/

Building confidence during the Imprint Years

There have been a wide variety of studies and published psychologists’ opinions around the effects of early conditioning on young children – particularly when it comes to likes and dislikes, belief systems, and personality traits and characteristics. Some…
There have been a wide variety of studies and published psychologists’ opinions around the effects of early conditioning on young children – particularly when it comes to likes… https://sportxplorers.co.uk/blog/2018/09/building-confidence-during-imprint-years/

Active Children are Emotionally Stronger Children…

There are lots of assumptions that it would be easy to make about exercise for young children. Most are dangerous and some could cause them irreparable damage for the rest of their lives. It would, for example, be wrong to assume that young children are f…
There are lots of assumptions that it would be easy to make about exercise for young children. Most are dangerous and some could cause them irreparable damage for the rest of… https://sportxplorers.co.uk/blog/2018/08/active-children-are-emotionally-stronger-children/

Enhancing the lives of the under fives

According to the NHS website children under the age of five should not be inactive for long periods of time unless they are sleeping. Included in its ‘inactivity’ descriptions are watching TV, travelling in the car, being strapped in a buggy and other sed…
According to the NHS website children under the age of five should not be inactive for long periods of time unless they are sleeping. Included in its ‘inactivity’ descriptions are… https://sportxplorers.co.uk/blog/2018/05/enhancing-lives-under-fives/

Role play in early life plays a big role in later life!

All children are born with an innate desire to play. Whether they are shy, outgoing, intellectual or deeply thoughtful by nature, after a few moments of play they will soon be lost in the moment. Studies show that play is an essential part of the way that…
All children are born with an innate desire to play. Whether they are shy, outgoing, intellectual or deeply thoughtful by nature, after a few moments of play they will soon be… https://sportxplorers.co.uk/blog/2018/02/role-play-early-life-plays-big-role-later-life/

Are toddlers getting enough exercise?

Anyone over the age of thirty will know, often through painful experience, that your body will begin encouraging you to slow down from here on in. Some try to resist the call of time, choosing to take up (or continue participating in) regular exercise to …
Anyone over the age of thirty will know, often through painful experience, that your body will begin encouraging you to slow down from here on in. Some try to resist the call of… https://sportxplorers.co.uk/blog/2017/12/are-toddlers-getting-enough-exercise/

Early Bedtimes Can Reduce Chances of Obesity

Ensuring Early Years children are tucked up at a reasonable time can be tricky – but it’s well worth the effort. A recent study carried out by the Ohio State University College of Public Health discovered that pre-schoolers that are consistently in be…
Ensuring Early Years children are tucked up at a reasonable time can be tricky – but it’s well worth the effort. A recent study carried out by the Ohio State University College… https://sportxplorers.co.uk/blog/2017/02/early-bedtimes-can-reduce-chances-obesity/