In this section you will find links to resources, websites and articles that will help you gain more understanding around movement, play, physical activity and the importance of it for children’s (aged 0-12 years) development.

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Age and Stage Development

Often as parents we want to know what our children should be…

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Active Movement Activity Guides


A variety of brochures containing games and activities for different areas of development for…

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Active Movement Videos


Watch and learn from Sport New Zealand's Active Movement Advisor Gill Connell.…

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Funding Options for Schools

We have put together a document showing all the funders that schools can…

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Active Play Guidelines for Under Fives


Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives. 

This document…

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Raising Children


The New Zealand Government in partnership with a number of organisations have…




Strategies with Kids | Information for Parents

A great website with loads of…

School Abacus

Getting Ready for School


An overview of the important stages of physical development that a child…

Building Blocks

"M" is for Monkey Bars: Getting Ready for Writing

Research Article

Hanging on monkey bars, climbing trees, and tug-of-war are all valuable…

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Does your Child W-Sit?

Research Article

We have tracked down a really good article that explains why…

Under 5 Fundamental Movement Skills v2

Movement Skill Intervention

Research Article

Research done in Australia where they tracked children over a three…

Monkey Bars

What is it about the Monkey Bars?

Research Article

While this research was completed in New Zealand back in 2007…

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Under 5s and Sport?

Research article

We often get asked about what sorts of activities children under…

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Have a Ball Together


Physical activity is essential to healthy child development, and the early years…

Run and Become 2

MoveWell Resource


MoveWell is a new resource to assist teachers, kaiako and others who…




SportStart helps you deliver innovative physical literacy programmes by providing you with…

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Physical Education Resources


These two books have been designed by experienced physical education teachers to…

KiwiSport RPF Funding Round recipients

Developing Fundamental Movement Skills


The ‘Developing Fundamental Movement Skills’ resource uses play and simple activities to…

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The KiwiDex manual provides a range of ideas and games for teachers…

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Physical Activity Leaders (PALs)


Wanting to develop a leadership programme with your senior students? The PALs resource…