WHEN it comes to exercise and children it seems most Bundaberg mums agree it is an important part of life.

We spoke to four mothers about their feelings toward childhood exercise with an antonymous response.

The question was: Do you think kids these days need more exercise.

Hey Mumma, Kids Exercising: Do kids these days need more exercise?
Hey Mumma, Kids Exercising: Do kids these days need more exercise?

The mothers discussed the time spent outside playing to the time they allowed their children to have in front of the screen.

It seemed an easy answer with all four mums saying how from a young age their children had been involved in classes such as dance which kept them moving.

Other options to start exercise early was attending mother's groups which included a lot of interaction with other small ones.

Hey Mumma2 Kids Exercising: Do kids these days need more exercise?
Hey Mumma2 Kids Exercising: Do kids these days need more exercise?

Anika Warren said it would depend on the family as to how much exercise was provided to each child and as a mother of a three year old she found her daughter had enough.

"Pippa does a fair bit of exercise and we are always willing to improve that by little things such as going on the trampoline," she said.

Bundaberg's Larissa Green said it was a vital part of childhood and as times have changed children didn't seem to go to the park as much as when she was a child.

Hey Mumma3 Kids Exercising: Do kids these days need more exercise?
Hey Mumma3 Kids Exercising: Do kids these days need more exercise?

"People don't seem to be as trusting these days to let kids go to the park on their own," she said.

"When I was younger we were outside playing all the time.

"I think a lot of time is now spent inside television and tablets - that sort of thing."

Hey Mumma4 Kids Exercising: Do kids these days need more exercise?
Hey Mumma4 Kids Exercising: Do kids these days need more exercise?

Kara James said it was really important for children to exercise and she believed schools played an important part in encouraging it these days.

And mother-of-two Zoe Simpson said she thought her children had a lot of exercise from a young age.

"There are children who need more exercise, we are quite involved and doing four activities a week - so I think she is getting enough exercise," she said.