Being physically healthy is important for healthy physical growth and development in young children and structured sport is a great way to do this. At Kool Kidz Docklands we have brought in EVOL sports to come in once a week to run a sports program with the children in the Caterpillars, Butterflies and Kinder room.
Playing sports and being physically active has many benefits for a child’s development including building strong bones and muscles, improving balance and co-ordination skills, promoting social skills, encouraging self-confidence and independence as well as supporting brain development (Australian Government Department of Health). This program will continue to run on a weekly basis across the school terms.
The children have been having so much fun, enthusiastically giving everything a go, working in teams and gaining a sense of achievement. So far, the children have been running sprints, playing ball games, working in teams for parachute games, playing hopscotch and jumping through hoops. For more information on the program please go to http://evolsports.com.au/
Tips for Being Physically Active:
- Blowing bubbles and chasing them
- Dancing to music
- Playing with balloons
- Bike rides and scooter rides
- Walking to the park
- Playing games like hide and seek and tag.
|Links to the Early Years Learning Framework|
Children develop their emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and sense of agency.
Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.
Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation.
Children become aware of fairness.
Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing.
Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical well-being.
Children develop dispositions for learning such as cooperation, confidence, commitment and persistence.
|Links to Kool Beginnings Curriculum|
|Active Healthy Bodies and Me Myself & I|