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?
Children need to develop their physical skills by the end of this phase. Introducing the skills beyond the age of 7 will prove more challenging as their cognitive ability has developed to a point where the ‘can’t do’ attitude ignites. Therefore their confidence and motivation to ‘have a go’ significantly reduces with age.
As a practitioner the Play to Learn resource and training will prove very beneficial to support your delivery. Play to Learn provides an introduction to the fundamental physical skills in a holistic way which is fun and engaging. The concept inspires young children through stories and themes, which stimulate their imagination and encourages physical activity. The hard copy resource is also complemented by an interactive website which brings the characters from the resource to life via 3D animation.
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 opportunities in your community and to find out about your free pack, please contact your Regional Physical Literacy Team.
Ideas in Action
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