Fun Jumping Activities for Kids

Fun Jumping Activities for Kids

When we think about the Health Guidelines for young children, we know that they should be physically active for 3 hours every day – of which one hour should be vigorous activity which gets the child huffing and puffing. What comes to mind is aerobic activity such as...
Fine Motor Skill – Scissor Skills

Fine Motor Skill – Scissor Skills

Like all learning – the development of scissor skills is a process which occurs incrementally. Just as you would not expect to give a young child a pencil and expect them to begin writing fluently – the functional use of scissors is the same. The child...
Fine Motor Skills Every Pre-schooler Needs

Fine Motor Skills Every Pre-schooler Needs

What are fine motor skills? Fine Motor Skills involve the use and coordination of the smaller muscles in the hands, fingers and thumbs. Fine motor skills begin to develop very early in life. You may notice how a baby concentrates to coordinate their forefinger and...
Crossing The Midline: What is it all about?

Crossing The Midline: What is it all about?

Image Courtesy of babycollege.co.uk What does it mean to cross the midline? Think of an imaginary line extending from the top of your head down the centre of your body. This is the midline – which theoretically separates the left and right side of the body.To be able...
Kick it to me…Kick it to me…

Kick it to me…Kick it to me…

Learning the fundamental motor skill of kicking begins in the early years but does not usually mature until the age of 6-7 years. Kicking skills will continue to be refined over the years with practice and coaching.The enjoyment toddlers experience with learning to...