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16/05/2022
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5 Fine Motor Activities for Children

What are fine motor skills? Fine motor skills refer to the coordination of small muscles in the brain and nervous system responsible for controlling precise movements in key areas such as hands and fingers. The development of fine motor skills depend on gross motor skill development. Gross motor skills refer to larger movements such as walking, crawling, and sitting independently. From initial development, children can begin to grasp objects and move small items independently. Infants will then progress onto more complex movements such as weaving and holding cutlery and pencils.... Read More

04/04/2022
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How To Spend Your Primary PE and Sport Premium Effectively

Primary PE and Sport Premium  This post was last updated in March 2022. Are you spending your Primary PE and Sport Premium effectively? The Department for Education has announced that they will fund the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the 2021/22 academic year. Making a total of £320 million available to Primary Schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport. It is therefore crucial to ensure that you are making the best use out of your funding! Offering a broad range of PE activities in your school... Read More

5 Gross Motor Skills Activities 05/05/2021
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5 Fun Gross Motor Activities For Children

This blog has been written with the help our industry expert, Helen Gill. An experienced Physiotherapist with a history working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. She has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physiotherapy and holds a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. In this blog she shares 5 fun and entertaining activities to develop gross motor skills in infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. What are gross motor skills? Gross motor skills involve the coordination of the large muscles of the body and the neurological system. They have an... Read More

11/11/2019
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5 Playground Games for Encouraging Children to be Active

Children don’t have long break times, usually between 20-30 minutes. So how can they be encouraged to use this time to do something active? We’ve put together a list of traditional and engaging playground games, ideal for the schools and for helping children improve PE skills, make friends and be in the right mindset for learning afterwards! Donkey Donkey is a classic game with many different names. It can be played with a minimum of two people, though we’d recommend no more than 7.  In a circle of against a... Read More

summer sports 23/04/2019
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Summer Sports: Rounders, Cricket, Tennis and more!

The Summer term has begun and in the blink of an eye, Sports Day will be here! But before that day arrives, we still have many weeks of Summer sport to get involved in first. The next few months are ideal for encouraging children to get active outdoors with (hopefully) warmer weather on the horizon. Tennis Over the next few months the world of tennis springs to life with the French Open, The US Open and of course, Wimbledon all taking place. Within recent years (undoubtedly due to figures such... Read More

04/07/2018
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Outdoor Activities for Physical Development in Early Years

The Importance of Physical Activity and Outdoor Play   Don’t underestimate the importance of physical development! It’s important for children to remain active throughout the day, especially as we are seeing an increase in screen time and the use of technology. On top of this it is crucial to promote physical activity from an early age to help to prevent the growing problem of childhood obesity. Toddlers and pre-schoolers should be taught the value of physical activity (both indoors and outdoors), so not only can they reap the benefits of... Read More

Essential PE Equipment 21/06/2018
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Top 10 PE Equipment for Primary School

To increase the children’s physical activity, encourage sports participation and enhance physical development, it’s extremely important to provide a broad range of beneficial PE resources and equipment in your primary school! But what are the most crucial pieces of equipment for a child’s physical education? Kick start a healthy lifestyle for the kids and make sure you’re definitely not missing any of these essential PE equipment for your primary school! Top 10 Primary School PE Equipment & Benefits Cones Cones are a staple resource for PE! They are extremely versatile... Read More

09/05/2018
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10 Physical Activities for Children

Physical activity is vital for a child’s health and fitness and offers an endless amount of benefits. To learn more about the impact of physical activities, head to our dedicated blog post. Providing a variety of different physical activities in your setting is recommended to spark children’s interest and encourage participation. To support this, we have compiled our top 10 physical activities for children. Each activity is selected to enhance your school’s physical education lessons and enrich children’s physical development. Read on for more! Top 10 Physical Activities for Children... Read More

27/04/2018
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The Benefits of Physical Activity for Mental Development

“Children think better on their feet than on their seat” – Mark Benden Do active kids learn better? We all know how important it is to make sure that children are active to increase their physical development – but physical activity doesn’t only improve a child’s overall health and fitness! Many studies have shown that being physically active also enhances a child’s mental development and well-being, which has a positive effect on their learning and performance in school. Here are 6 important positive effects that physical activity has on a child’s... Read More

physical activity importance outdoor gym 10/04/2018
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The Importance of Physical Activity for Children

The Importance of Physical Activity for Children in School Hop, skip, jump…it’s time to get the kids active! How physically active is your child? In a digital world where children are spending more and more time looking at screens and less time playing outdoors, the problem of childhood obesity is becoming a growing concern in the UK. It is therefore extremely important to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle from a young age to try and reduce inactivity and sedentary in children. Do your children do enough physical activity? The... Read More