Promoting physical activity in Finnish early childhood education and care, and the implementation of national recommendations of physical activity for early childhood
Sääkslahti, A., Korhonen, N., & Tammelin, T. (2022). Promoting physical activity in Finnish early childhood education and care, and the implementation of national recommendations of physical activity for early childhood. European Journal of Public Health, 32(Supplement 2), ii63. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckac095.007
Published inEuropean Journal of Public Health
© The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association.
Joy in Motion is a nationwide physical activity and well-being programme aimed at early childhood education and care (ECEC) launched in 2015 in Finland. The aim is to enable every child to be physically active and enjoy physical activity every day. Latest updates of the Finnish recommendations for physical activity in early childhood was published in 2016. The key message in the recommendations is Joy, play and doing together. Daily physical activity is just as important for children's well-being as healthy nutrition and sufficient sleep and rest. Presentations discuss the current state of the programme with more than 2200 registered early education units and provides concrete examples of the promotion work in practice.
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN Search the Publication Forum1101-1262
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Co-development of the national monitoring system for the joy of motion, physical activity and motor skills for pre-school-aged children in Finland Mehtälä, Anette; Sääkslahti, Arja; Tammelin, Tuija (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2022)In recent years, we have got more information on physical activity and motor skills of preschool-aged children in Finland. However, national monitoring system for this age groups is still lacking in Finland like in many ...
Physical activity during pregnancy and early childhood from the perspective of gestational diabetes risk and children's body composition Leppänen, Marja (University of Jyväskylä, 2017)This study investigated the factors associated with self-reported leisure-time physical activity excluding household activities (LTPAexHH) among women at risk for gestational diabetes (GDM), change in self-reported ...
Sociodemographic Correlates of Parental Co-Participation in Digital Media Use and Physical Play of Preschool-Age Children Hasanen, Elina; Koivukoski, Henriikka; Kortelainen, Lauri; Vehmas, Hanna; Sääkslahti, Arja (MDPI AG, 2021)Young children’s digital media use and physical activity have gained attention in recent research. Parental co-participation has a major impact on children’s health consequences. This study addressed a gap in the research ...
Movement and physical activity in early childhood education and care in the Nordic countries Sollerhed, Ann-Christin; Olesen Grønholt, Line; Soini, Anne; Sääkslahti, Arja; Kristjánsdóttir, Gudrún; Vilhjálmsson, Rúnar; Fjørtoft, Ingunn; Larsen, Robert; Ekberg, Jan-Eric; Froberg, Karsten (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2022)Background The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges the importance of preschool children taking part in comprehensive physical activities supporting, among other things, their motor development, and competencies. ...
The effects of motor skill and physical activity interventions on preschoolers' cognitive and academic skills : A systematic review Jylänki, Pinja; Mbay, Theo; Hakkarainen, Airi; Sääkslahti, Arja; Aunio, Pirjo (Elsevier BV, 2022)The present systematic review aimed to investigate the methodological quality and the effects of fundamental motor skills and physical activity interventions on cognitive and academic skills in typically developing 3 to ...