My Little Moves
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. However, 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 for young children’s 24-h movement behaviors (physical activity, sedentary behavior and sleep). These instruments will be used to provide high-quality evidence on young children’s 24-h movement patterns over time and the longitudinal association with growth, motor and social-emotional development.
Additionally, determinants will be examined. Subsequently, we will co-create recommendations for guidelines and interventions for children’s ideal 24-hour movement patterns together with parents and relevant professionals.
My Little Moves is financed by Bernard van Leer & ZonMw.
My Little moves fact sheet
Jelle Arts, MSc.
Annelinde Lettink, MSc.
Dr. Sanne Veldman
Dr. Teatske Altenburg
Prof. Dr. Mai Chin A Paw
Maastricht University: J Gubbels
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences: M Jansen
Municipality of Amsterdam, Sarphati research: A Verhoef; L van Houtum; M Johannes
Bernard van Leer Foundation: L Peeters; I Verburg
Dutch Gymnastics: M van der Plas; T Bracco Gartner
AKROS day-care Amsterdam: Y Willems; I Klaassen