Early Childhood

Sport Tasman has a massive range of equipment is available for hire as well as the Activity Trailers.


Sport NZ (formerly SPARC) provide a range of resources which show how easy and important it is to incorporate quality physical activity into young children's lives.  The Active Movement packs (14 brochures) and DVDs are available from the Sport Tasman offices, contact us for more information.

Activity Movement Packs

14 Activity guides for under 5’s

The Active Movement brochures have ideas on how to get children under-five participating in movement experiences.  Activities focus on balancing, walking, tummy time, climbing and more.


 Active Movement DVDs

These DVDs demonstrate activities that can help get your children  (under 5 years) to move and learn. 



Sport Tasman also has a library of resources which compliment those from Sport NZ


PlayGym - Building Blocks for Life

The 'PlayGym' resource has been designed for early childhood educators, parents and caregivers of children under five years.

Contact Gymsports NZ to order or call them on (09) 377 3600 for more information.


 Swimming NZ

Swimming New Zealand has established ‘The Active Movement in Water for Early Childhood’ programme for under-fives to develop fundamental movement and foundation aquatic skills.

Visit the Swimming NZ website for more information, including the ‘Active Movement in Water during Pregnancy’ and ‘Active Movement at Swimming Pools’ resources – which include lots of ideas and tips.


Moving to Learn

Gill Connell and colleague Robyn Crowe of Moving Smart Ltd have written a guide for parents, carers, and educators called Moving To Learn.

This book makes the connection between movement, music, learning, and play from birth to three years.  ‘Moving to Learn’ is accompanied with a 67-track CD of original songs, rhymes, and finger plays.  Contact Moving To Learn to order your copy.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. "
Eleanor Roosevelt 

Contact us

Jenny Dravitzki
Advisor - Community Sport
03 546 3306


Mel Greenwood
Manager – Community Sport
Marlborough & Kaikoura
03 577 8855 ext 2