Ways to communicate with families about physical activity

Sharing and communicating between families and early years providers is an important aspect of supporting physically active children.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Use bulletin board and/or email to post:
    • Physical activity policy
    • Weekly physical activity plan 
    • Sample list of activities families can do together
    • Pictures of physical activities their children are doing
  • Regular physical activity insert in newsletter
  • Share family activity favourites and make an activity book
  • Share family traditions around physical activity
  • Involve families in physical activity planning, field trip ideas etc
  • Invite families to join in on activities
  • Invite guest speakers for parent information nights
  • Refer families to practical sources of information