Motor Skills

Young Toddlers - Day Care

The Physical Development of babies and young children at Daycare is encouraged through the provision of opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement.

Physical Development helps children at Daycare gain confidence in what they can do which enables them to feel the positive benefits of being healthy and active.

This process is achieved by on working several different areas of learning such as movement and space and health and bodily awareness through the use of equipment and materials.

We provide children tunnels, slopes and low level steps to stimulate and challenge children at Daycare and we encourage free movement.

We provide different arrangements of toys and soft play materials to encourage crawling, tumbling, rolling and climbing.

Toddlers - Day Care

In order to give all children at Daycare the best opportunities for effective development and learning in Physical Development we give particular attention to:

  • Building children’s confidence to take manageable risks in their play
  • Motivating children to be active and help them to develop movement skills through praise, encouragement, games and appropriate guidance
  • Providing equipment and resources that are sufficient, challenging and interesting, that can be used in a variety of ways and to support specific skills.

Examples of our activities at Daycare:

  • Give as much opportunity as possible for children to move freely between indoors and outdoors
  • Making different movements like squirming, slithering and twisting along the ground like a snake
  • Different movements at more than one speed such as quickly, slowly, on tip toe
  • Tension activities such as stretching, reaching, curling, twisting and turning
  • We use materials such as balls, hoops, mattresses, climbing frames etc.