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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?

It is essential that physical skills such as running, jumping, throw and catch are developed at this early stage. Without these fundamental skills the child will find it difficult to take part in physical activities, prohibiting them from both immediate and longer-term health benefits.

Opportunities to develop these skills through Play to Learn should take place in the home as well as at school and in the community. You can play a role in encouraging parents/carers to seek out these opportunities.

Resources and useful links

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

The Play to Learn resource materials are also available to purchase via our website shop.

For further information about Play to Learn please contact Sport Wales on 0300 300 3111 or

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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