Give children a head start for the rest of their lives
Miffy moves is a series of exercise classes for children in the age of 2-6 years old.
On a weekly bases the children have fun by physical exercises and at the same time learn their fundamental movement skills. In short; it is experiencing pleasure whilst simultaneously developing their fundamental motor skills and social skills.
Learn playfully how to move
The miffy moves program includes 15 – 20 lessons for children aged 2 to 6 years old.
We playfully teach children 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.
In the miffy moves classes, toddlers and preschoolers learn, for example, balancing, rolling, hopping, jumping, catching, swinging, throwing and kicking to their heart’s content! All basic movement components are covered through fun exercises and games. This way the children learn in a responsible way with a lot of variation! This is essential to be able to move and exercise well. They also learn social skills when playing together, waiting for their turn and dealing well with each other. And did you know that good and varied exercise is the most important tool in the development of their brains? This way miffy moves contributes to the health and happiness of all children.
The program has been carefully compiled by Dutch Gymnastics and is only given by specialist trained coaches. After completing the lessons, the children will receive a miffy moves certificate. It shows what they have learned. A certificate to be proud of and which gives the children a lifetime of benefits in sports, at school, with friends and at home!
Miffy moves was introduced in the Netherlands in 2014. To date, more than 40.000 children have earned their certificate. We have worked with more than 400 sport clubs, primary schools en day-care centers to achieve this.
More about our organisation
Miffy moves is organized by the KNGU (The Royal Dutch Gymnastics Union), in close cooperation with sports clubs, schools en day-care center.
We would like to export miffy moves to other countries. Since children abroad face similar challenges and obesity is a growing issue, the importance of exercise for a longer and happier life is universal. Please contact us if you want to find out more.
Tanja Bracco Gartner-den Heijer
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