90% of children under five are not active enough – Sky News Reports!

Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre...
Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show just 9% of two to four-year-olds meet the current guidelines of three hours of physical activity per day.


Elaine McNish, from BHFNC, said the reasons for the high number of children not getting enough exercise were complex:

“Often parents and nursery workers and carers aren’t aware of how much activity they should be undertaking throughout the day and Parents are often shipping their children to nursery school and moving them around by car so that means the amount of activity they’re doing is reducing”.

At The Bugs Group we combine exercise and imagination and encourage children to enjoy exercise from a young age. Our classes take children on exciting adventures, through YogaBugs, FootieBugs and DanceBugs, using themes and key text such as The 3 Little Pigs, The Gruffalo and Monkey Puzzle to further enhance learning. Experts in the report say “being active is proven to support brain development, improve bone health and muscular development as well as helping develop social and cognitive skills”.


Our Early Years programmes not only get children active and using their imagination, they are fully compliant with OFSTED and are integrated into the curriculum, providing schools and nurseries with measurable reports and proof of children’s improvements physically and emotionally.

“Developing a love of being active from a young age is important as we know active children become active adults, and active adults are healthier adults.” – Mark Goode – CEO at The Bugs Group.


For information about classes or business opportunities in your area and to speak to a member of the team about  about bringing YogaBugs, FootieBugs or DanceBugs please contact Lisa Applebee-O’Connor on 0121 777 7792 / lisa@thebugsgroup.com


Let’s help our New Generation of young children today before it‘s to late!


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