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physical development

01/11/2018
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The Benefits of Small World Play

“Everything you can imagine is real”–  Pablo Picasso Does small world play benefit children? Small world play refers to imaginative play with ‘small’ toys, encouraging children to use their imaginations and create both everyday and fantasy worlds in familiar surroundings. It involves processes including active learning and imitation, and allows children to communicate knowledge about life and the world around them in a safe, contained environment. Whether it’s acting out a well-known home scene, or fighting a dragon in a fantasy world; small world play enables children to develop socially,... Read More

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

Don’t underestimate the importance of physical development! It is crucial to promote physical activity from an early age to help to prevent the growing problem of childhood obesity. There are so many different physical activities to enhance physical development in early years and outdoor play is one of the most effective ways of doing so! The great outdoors is the place where children are most likely to engage in physical activity and is an excellent environment for young children to explore and challenge their emerging physical skills and movements. A... Read More

14/06/2018
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The Importance of Messy Play for Physical Development

Squelch… Squish… Splat… Kids just love getting mucky and making a mess – whether that’s squishing jelly through their hands, smearing mud across their faces or crunching rice krispies between their fingers! So does messy play really benefit a child? Yes! Messy play is extremely important for a child’s development. It provides children with an exciting tactile and sensory experience that inspires their curiosity, allows them to explore the world around them and enhances their learning, language and creativity. Children learn through experimentation and discovery and messy play encourages children... Read More

top physical activities for children 09/05/2018
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Top 10 Physical Activities for Children

Physical activity is vital for a child’s health and fitness, so it is extremely important to promote a variety of different physical activities in your setting. Not sure how to improve physical activity in your primary school? Try these 10 different physical activities for children to enhance your school’s physical education lessons and enrich the children’s physical development. Top 10 Physical Activities for Children in Primary School Organised Sport By engaging children in regular sporting activities, it improves their overall health and fitness and increases their social skills and sense... 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

Tandem Trike 21/03/2012
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Trike Trials

A  local school’s Nursery and Reception classes have been trialling the Italtrike Pilot Tandem Trike and Italtrike Pilot Large Trike. Both were a huge hit with children and adults. The staff and parents were really impressed with the innovative, looped handle bars and seat backs, which they thought were a great safety feature, and the solid, robust build, which should withstand the elements and high volume use. The children thought both trikes were great and long queues formed to have a go. The two seater tandem trike was especially popular, it... Read More