Gross Motor Skills
In the EYFS “Physical Development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their coordination, control and movement.” The selection of active resources we offer will provide a wide variety of physical activity opportunities for children from nursery age through to the end of KS2 and will appeal to both the very active and those who need encouragement. Working Gross Motor Skills improves strength to the whole body: throwing and catching to strengthen arms and improve hand-eye coordination; jumping and balancing to strengthen leg and core muscles. The Basketball Stands, Giant Catch Net and Mini Trampoline are perfect for use indoors and out and can be packed away for easy storage. The Balancing Path and the other compact balance resources are great for settings or schools where space is at a premium and can be used by small groups of children, encouraging collaboration and team-work. Wheeled toys, such as the very popular Go Wheelie can be used in conjunction with the Traffic Sign Set to help children understand, use and give directional commands. Dancing Ribbons are great for musical indoor or outdoor activities; and other physical resources popular for sports day are the Hopping Sacks, Balancing Ball Set, Easy Grip Ball Set and the range of bean bags sets.