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Age 3-7


What is Physical Literacy at this stage?

Children need to develop their basic physical skills during this age phase. The key is to develop a range of travelling movements, body management skills and ability to control objects such as beanbags, bats and balls.

What can I do to play my part?

Childcare providers play a huge part in helping a child to develop their physical skills such as running, jumping, throw and catch. It is essential that these skills are developed at this early stage to enable them to take part in whatever physical activities they want to through life.

Opportunities to develop these skills through Play to Learn can take place in your setting, both indoors and outdoors. The key to getting it right is to work together with parents, school and the community. A child’s experience should be consistent and engaging, whatever the environment.

Resources and useful links

The Play to Learn resource supports the development of their physical skills in a fun way using characters and storytelling. The Play to Learn resource materials are available to purchase via our website shop.

The Play to Learn website brings to life the characters from the resource using 3D animation. It has many features including storytelling, activity ideas, and skill development.

For further information about integrating Play to Learn opportunities in your setting, please contact your Local Sports Development team.

Ideas in Action

We’re busy collecting examples of how others are making huge strides in this area to share with you – keep checking back for updates.

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