Gives children a head start for the rest of their lives
The Miffy Moves programme consists of a series of exercise classes for children aged 2-6 years. Every week, children have fun doing physical exercises and simultaneously learn fundamental movement and social skills. In 2014, the programme was developed by the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Federation (KNGU) in close cooperation with sports clubs, schools, and a day-care centre. Now, the time has come for Miffy to move abroad.
We playfully teach children how to move correctly and encourage them to develop their locomotor, cognitive, and social skills. Children who learn to exercise and who are provided with a basic knowledge of sports at a young age will grow up healthier, and will be happier and more balanced in their later lives.
In the Miffy Moves classes, toddlers and preschoolers will for example learn how to balance, roll, hop, jump, catch, swing, throw, and kick. All basic movement components are covered through fun exercises and games. This way children learn responsibly 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 programme has been carefully compiled by Dutch Gymnastics and is only given by specially trained coaches. After completing the lessons, the children will receive a Miffy Moves certificate that 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 abroad
Miffy Moves was introduced in the Netherlands in 2014. Today, more than 50,000 children have earned their certificates. We have worked with more than 400 sports clubs, primary schools, and day-care centres to achieve this. 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.