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On this page, you will find resources that have been specifically tailored to support your child.
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Physical/coordination Support Resources

Fun Fit Activities

The following activities will develop some of the skills that Mrs Moody has been working on during her Fun Fit sessions:

 

1. Twister

This physical, “twisted” game is a great way to promote both gross motor and social-emotional development. As children  become entangled trying to reach certain colours, they’ll also improve their strength, balance and hand-eye coordination. Playing Twister also helps them begin to understand personal space and body awareness. 

 

2. Animal Yoga

Any child will jump at the chance to imitate their favourite animal! With animal yoga, they can spring into action as they stretch, strut, waddle and stroll like a two- or four-legged creature. Like traditional yoga, this activity promotes balance, focus and coordination while adding in fun for children. See below for some animal yoga poses!

 

3. Bowling

Whether they’re a master bowler or they bowl gutter balls, your child will enjoy this activity! Bowling requires you to move your body in a wide range of motion, promoting balance, coordination, flexibility and hand-eye coordination. It even improves your focus, as you concentrate on knocking down all of the pins, or bowling a strike.  You could make a set of skittles from cuddly toys or recyling objects!

 

4. Hopscotch

This game is a long-time favourite and it’s also one of the best ways to develop dynamic balance,  coordination and even rhythm. Throughout the game, children are hopping on one leg to make it through the hopscotch grid. They’re also switching movement patterns quickly and frequently. To play, all you need is a hopscotch grid (using chalk or tape) and a marker (like a bean bag or rock). This makes hopscotch an easy way to get children moving and to promote these skills.

 

5. Crab Walking

Crab walking is a simple, do-it-anywhere activity that practises important gross motor skills, like bilateral coordination, core stability and strength. Even better, your children will have fun imitating crabs! To do a crab walk, children need to sit on the floor with their feet in front of them and arms behind them with fingers pointing forward. Then they will lift their hips off the floor and start “walking” forward by moving alternating arms and legs (left hand - right foot, right hand - left foot). This easy activity is fitness disguised by fun!

 

6. Freeze

Can your child hold a static position for longer than 5, 10, or even 30 seconds? Playing a game of freeze will test their balance and body strength. It will also gauge their level of focus, as they concentrate on holding their body as still as a statue. Make it more challenging by asking them to hold the position for longer periods of time. 

Social and Emotional Support Resources