Move, Play & Grow with your child is our FREE four week Healthy Lifestyles programme designed to motivate families, with children 2 – 4 years old, across Blackpool. The programme will use fun games and interactive activities to support your child’s social and physical development while increasing family knowledge of the EatWell Guide, healthy snacks, physical activity and oral health. Working in partnership with Better Start Blackpool, the programme is delivered by Blackpool Football Club Community Trust and runs on consecutive weeks at Blackpool Children’s Centres.
The structure of the programme is as follows:
- Week 1 – Healthy Eating
- Week 2 – Snacks and Sugar
- Week 3 – Oral Health
- Week 4 – Physical Activity
- Catch up session (If needed)
We will be helping parents/carers to pick up tips and advice on how they can implement skills they have learnt on the programme. This advice covers topics such as label reading, providing ideas of fun physical activities to try at home and how families can lower their sugar and fat intakes. All participants will also be provided with a workbook to guide them through the programme and to keep for reference in the future.
“The programme has given me extra knowledge and it’s really helped Josh. It’s keeping him wanting to look at healthy options and he always goes straight to the fruit aisle in the supermarket. He loves doing a lot of sports and fitness as well. He keeps pushing me to keep it up.”
Over Summer, there are two Move, Play & Grow multi-skills sessions taking place at two local children centres. The details for the upcoming sessions are below:
Venue: St Cuthbert’s Children Centre
Date: 6th August
Time: 10:30am – 12pm
Venue: Grange Park Children Centre
Date: 12th August
Time: 1pm – 2pm
The sessions will involve a range of games and activities to develop your child’s movement skills. It will include a few challenges and competitions for the children and follow with a bring your own picnic teddy bears picnic.
Weekly sessions will begin again in September. For an up to date timetable of the weekly provision please: follow BFCCT on social media or call: 01253 348 691