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?
Parents and other family members can 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 should take place in the home as well as at school and in the community. The key to getting it right is to work together with the 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 parents 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 Play to Learn opportunities in your community, please contact your Local Sports Development team.
Ideas in Action
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