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The Essentials of Children’s Development: Early Childhood Essentials

Physical activity is essential for young children’s health, well-being and growth development. Children need various amounts of physical activity at different ages.

It is recommended that children between ages 1 to 5 years should be physically active for at least 3 hours each day, including energetic play. As physical activity can start very early in life, this can be included as part of everyday play.

The main advantages of physical activities are:

  1. It helps to build healthier body composition of stronger bones and muscles.

  2. Improves children’s cardiovascular fitness, helping hearts and lungs.

  3. Helps children stick within a healthy weight.

  4. Reduces children’s risk of getting heart disease, cancer and type-2 diabetes later in life.

  5. Improves children’s coordination, balance, posture, flexibility, strength, speed and agility.

  6. Builds confidence and creates a sense of belonging.

  7. Promotes relaxation and sleep.

  8. Boost’s concentration.

  9. Promotes opportunities for fun games with friends, encourages sharing, cooperation and turn taking.

At Tots in Sport, we focus on activities that are fun. This is when children learn the most. We create an environment that encourages toddlers to explore, develop skills and follow the Montessori method of teaching. That being that we view children as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive and well-prepared learning environment. We encourage freedom within limits.

Our program focuses on a big range of ball related sports including tennis, football, hockey, rugby, basketball, cricket and volleyball . Additionally, we play athletics, which gives the opportunity to run, hop, skip, jump, throw and encourages balance!

Through careful progressions and regressions, our pre-school children learn the basics of all sports to develop the key skills and milestones!

Our activities help little ones to develop gross and fine motor skills, including:

  1. Control

  2. Balance

  3. Coordination

  4. Strength

  5. Agility

  6. Speed

  7. Spatial awareness

  8. Social skills

  9. Teamwork

  10. Movement

  11. Communication

The next time that you plan an outing, why not leave the car at home and walk to the local park or library? If you're feeling adventurous then try leaving the pram at home and take your toddler’s bike, scooter or tricycle instead. If you think that your child may be interested in organized sport then it might be worth looking for a non-competitive sport.

If you’d like to offer your child the opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports then it may well be worthwhile booking in for a course of classes and see how we do things at Tots in Sport! Bring some friends and make it an adventure!

If you are unsure then reach out to us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions! Use the contact us section to send us a message now.

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Early Children Development Essentials

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