Adequate physical activity and sleep are essential for children’s healthy growth and development and should be stimulated from an early age. Screen use has recently become customary at an increasingly early age, but high-quality evidence to inform guidelines is lacking for the youngest age group (0-4 year-olds).
‘My Little Moves’ aims to develop valid, reliable and user-friendly measurement instruments to assess young children’s 24-h movement behaviors (physical activity, sedentary behavior and sleep). These instruments will be used to provide data on young children’s 24-h movement patterns over time and the longitudinal association with growth-, motor- and social-emotional development. Determinants will also be examined as part of this project.
Subsequently, recommendations for guidelines and interventions for children’s ideal 24-hour movement patterns will be co-created together with parents and relevant professionals.
This project is subsidized by ZonMW and the Bernard van Leer Foundation. More information (in Dutch) can be found here.
Contact: Mai Chin A Paw: email@example.com