As part of our Prep program we integrate the government’s Munch and Move Program. Munch and Move has been developed to help encourage healthy eating, physical activity and less screen time amongst young children.
One aspect of the physical activity program is teaching the children fundamental movement skills. Fundamental movement skills are the building blocks of movement. They are a specific set of gross motor movements that involve different body parts such as the feet, legs, trunk, hands, arms and head, and are essential for children’s participation in sport and physical activity throughout life.
During group times we have been doing some fun activities to develop these fundamental movement skills. These have included bowling and Fruit and Vegetable Splat which develops underarm throwing; relay races which develop running skills; playing Eggs in the Nest which develops skipping skills; and doing egg and spoon races which develop hand-eye coordination. You can find out more about the Munch and Move program at Healthy Kids.
These are just a few of the fun ways that fundamental movement skills are being developed at Prep. Want to know more? Come and have a chat with one of the Prep staff—we’d love to tell you all about it!