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Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time. ​


Physical activity resources

Use these resources to promote physical activity in your early childhood education service:


Mini moves activity pack

The Mini Moves Activity Pack has been designed to assist Early Childhood Educators in teaching Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) to children (aged 2 – 5 years) in a fun and engaging way.

The Mini Moves resource includes 36 activity cards designed for easy use by educators with no experience teaching FMS.

Mini Moves  

Fundamental movement skill of the week whiteboard planner

The FMS of the Week Planner can be used to help monitor the different fundamental movement skills practiced in services and to note observations and planned experiences.

How to use the FMS of the week planner:

  1. Print the Planner on A3, laminate and fix it to a wall.

  2. Use a whiteboard marker to fill in the focus FMS for that week (or fortnight).

  3. Note planned experiences that will support the focus skill that week (or fortnight).

  4. Make observations to inform future program planning / documentation.

  5. Place a tick next to the FMS when taught, leave tick to show which skills have been practiced so far.

  6. Periodically check to see that all skills are being taught.

     

Fundamental Movement Skill of the Week Whiteboard Planner 

Screen time - Monitoring tool

The Screen Time Monitoring Chart can be used by families, with their children, over a one week period.

The Chart helps draw parents' attention to the amount of time their children spend in front of a small screen.

Screen Time  

Fact Sheets

A range of Munch & Move fact sheets (some available in languages other than English) are also available.

Topics include:

  • Get active each day

  • Reducing young children's screen time

View, download, print and order these fact sheets at:

www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au (Munch & Move fact sheets)
Active Everyday  

Fundamental movement skills

Fundamental movement skills are the building blocks for movement. They are the skills which children need to participate successfully in all types of games, physical activities and sports.

Help your children develop their fundamental movement skills.

Download a copy of the "Fundamental movement skills in action" Resource:

Fundamental movement skills in action: FMS for 3-5 year olds (from http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/)
Fundamental Movement Skills  

Newsletter Snippets

Use Munch & Move newsletter snippets in your newsletter to highlight physical activity and reduced small screen time to families:

Simply copy and paste the newsletter snippet images into your newsletters.

Newsletter Snippets  

Policy template

Use Munch & Move newsletter snippets in your newsletter to highlight physical activity and reduced small screen time to families:

Simply copy and paste the newsletter snippet images into your newsletters.


More resources and links

More Munch & Move resources can be found at:

www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au (Munch & Move Resources)