Tumble Tots Tackle Inactivity in Under 5s
In National Children’s Activity Week 2022, Tumble Tots aim to raise awareness of a shocking statistic that only 11.1% of preschool children meet the daily physical activity recommendations
National Children’s Activity Week (or NCAW for short) is a campaign held every October in Tumble Tots classes across the country to highlight the importance of physical activity for children.
Tumble Tots’ key aim is to develop children’s essential ‘Skills for Life’ and to create a positive association with physical activity at an early age, helping little ones grow up healthy and happy.
Guidance from the Chief Medical Officers in the UK states that children under the age of 5 years should be physically active for at least 180 minutes (3 hours) every day. But according to recent studies, only 11.1% of 2–4-year-olds are achieving this. *
A Tumble Tots class contributes 45 minutes to a child’s daily recommended amount of physical activity, which equates to 25%. But even after classes, children still need to be active for an additional 2 hours and 15 minutes and on days when little ones don’t attend classes, 3 hours can seem like a lot to achieve.
In National Children’s Activity Week 2022, Tumble Tots will be spreading awareness of the need for preschool children to be more active for their health and happiness.
Anyone can join in with National Children’s Activity Week as Tumble Tots has put together a handy guide full of ideas on ways to help keep little ones active whether they attended classes or not. This can be downloaded from the website: https://bit.ly/ttncaw22
In classes, Tumble Tots Members will be given the chance to take part in all sorts of different activities and exercises to give them the knowledge and confidence to reach the daily recommended activity levels beyond sessions.
This year NCAW will be from 10th October but please check with your local franchisee for regional dates.
To take part or find a class near you, visit www.tumbletots.com
For more information on National Children’s Activity Week, please contact 0121 585 7003 or email: email@example.com
*Cross-sectional analysis of physical activity in 2–4-year-olds in England with paediatric quality of life and family expenditure on physical activity | BMC Public Health | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)
(Notes to editor: Tumble Tots is fun physical play programme for babies, toddlers, and pre-school children to develop essential life skills and boost self-confidence. The 45-minute weekly sessions focus on enhancing children’s physical skills of agility, balance, climbing, and co-ordination using bespoke wooden and foam apparatus. There are currently 42 franchisees across the UK hosting classes in approximately 170 centres for our 15,000 active members.)
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National Children’s Week Franchisee Information Pack 2022
Hi, my name is Lucy, and I am the Marketing Manager for Tumble Tots (UK) Ltd.
My main role is to promote the wonderful classes that we provide and organise fun and exciting campaigns for our members.
Outside of work I enjoy gardening, home improvement and visiting the coast with my little dog Gus!