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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

Physical Activity for Early Years (0 to 4 years)

As a parent, guardian or caregiver, you can make a big difference by encouraging the children in your life to engage in active play.

Daily Physical Activity

Video – Introduction to Physical and Health Literacy

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) shows us what a healthy 24-hour period looks like – including physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep recommendations.

More information coming soon!

Other Resources:

  • Have a Ball: Includes over 100 activities and games to get children under six (6) moving!
  • Active for Life: Contains resources for parents to help their kids develop physical literacy.
  • ParticipACTION: Information about physical activity benefits and guidelines across the lifespan.

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Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.

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