Give children a head start in sport and physical exercise
Miffy’s Exercise Certificate is a programme for very young children. It teaches them to move, to use their bodies and to experience the fun of physical exercise, whilst simultaneously developing their social skills.
During a 15 to 20-week programme, we teach children aged two to six years how to move correctly and encourage them to develop their locomotive-, cognitive- and social skills. Children who learn to exercise and get a basic knowledge of sports at a young age, will grow up healthier and will be happier and more balanced.
The aim of the programme is to give every child, between two- and six years old, the chance to learn the basics of all sports. We work with sports clubs, primary schools and
day-care centres to achieve this. Working with groups rather than individuals means that we also focus on the social aspects of sports. In addition, the programme is run close to the children’s’ homes, so those participating feel at ease in a place that they know well.
Miffy’s Exercise Certificate was introduced in the Netherlands in 2014. To date, more than 10,000 children have earned their certificate. We have worked with more than 300 sports clubs and organisations.
More about our organisation
Miffy’s Exercise Certificate is organised by the KNGU (the Royal Netherlands’ Gymnastics Union), in close cooperation with schools and sports clubs.
We would like to export Miffy’s Exercise Certificate to other countries. Since children abroad face similar challenges and obesity is a growing global issue, the importance of exercise for a longer and happier life is universal. Please contact us if you want to find out more.