Queensland kids can stay active during the Easter break with the help of the free Daily Physical Activity Guide iPhone app.
Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson said the mobile app integrated technology with physical activity, and helped deliver on the Newman Government’s promise to get more children and young people involved in sport and recreation.
“The Easter break is the perfect time to hop to it, and experience the ‘fun’ side of physical activity,” Mr Dickson said.
“The Daily Physical Activity Guide app acts as a manual for teachers and parents to show children how to make active living and learning a way of life.
“It’s a mix of 78 group and individual activities which are designed to develop movement skills like balance, running, jumping, catching, and hopping.
“If the kids are getting restless during the school holidays, or on their return to school, this is the perfect way to keep them busy while getting their hearts pumping, and working off some of those Easter eggs!
“Since its release in February, the app has been downloaded more than 1,500 times, which is a great result, and is helping to deliver on our election promise to get more children and young people involved in sport and recreation.”
Mr Dickson said the app was free to the public for download through iTunes.
“The Daily Physical Activity Guide is now more user friendly, easier to follow and caters for all ages and abilities,” he said.
“We want to get more people, more active, more often, which is why the Newman Government introduced the Get in the Game initiative.”
Through three funding programs-Get Started, Get Going and Get Playing-worth $47.8 million, Get in the Game provides clubs with better equipment and facilities and giving children who might not otherwise be able to afford it the opportunity to play sport.
Further information is available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au or telephone 1300 656 191.