Animal Fun is a unique program designed to promote motor skills and social skill development in young children aged 3-6 years. Based on imitating animal movements, Animal Fun allows children to practice and develop their skills within an imaginative, play environment.
Flexible and so simple to use, Animal Fun Activities can be embedded into the everyday routines and rituals of the child. Check out our colourful resources which have been designed for Early Childhood Educators, Allied Health Professionals working with young children and Parents.
Whilst this program is designed to be inclusive and suitable for children of all abilities it may be particularly beneficial for children with motor coordination problems such as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD),
Animal Fun is an evidenced based program which meets many of the desired outcomes of the National Quality Framework and the Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education( Foundation Year).
I am really impressed with the ‘Animal Fun’ resource and can never recommend it highly enough to others. It is simple to use, engaging and entertaining for the kids (mine love ‘row your boat’ and ‘friendly fighting antelopes’!) and our Kindy will definitely be using it again next year.
We have started using the program and are really enjoying it. My Pre K class love it. I am particularly impressed to see my Pre K’s upper body arm strength already improving. It’s a fabulous, fun program. Thank you.
The program is mainly used by the OT students who are on placement at the school. My plan for 2017 is purchase an additional 2 programs as it is the movement program of choice in kindy. Feedback from the teachers is that it is a great program and has had good benefit.
Myself and the teachers enjoy using Animal Fun because:
The children love it. They enjoy choosing the animals and learning about them
The pictures are clear and easy to follow
It is easy to grade the activities
No one gets bored because we can regularly change the activities.
We can use them anywhere! We do not always need big spaces and expensive resources