Agility – Balance – Coordination – Spatial Awareness
Children (and adults) will need to develop good balance, agility, spatial awareness and coordination to underpin their physical ability, not only for games, activities and sports but also in order to complete day-to-day tasks.
It is therefore important to provide many opportunities, especially in the early years, for children to develop these foundations.
Set up courses that will encourage children to move their bodies in different ways, throw, catch, kick, climb over objects, crawl through tunnels or slither under equipment.
Place the picture of an animal next to the different sections of the course to encourage children to move in that way. The imaginative aspect will make the activity interesting and exciting for children.
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This develops gross motor skills (and fine motor skills), balance, coordination, spatial awareness, agility, pathways and hand-eye coordination.