Children love playing with balls of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason: balls are great for group play, organised sports or just playing by yourself. They are also suitable for a variety of age groups (from babies to children and even adults).
“Statues” is a fun game engaging children’s cognitive and physical functions. Children love to dance and they will surely enjoy playing this game.
Physical play is an important part of children’s development of gross and fine motor skills. Games such as Walk and Stop utilise their listening skills to encourage children to move and have fun. It is also a good way to use some of the physical energy that a lot of children have.
Experiencing new smells is very important in child development as it allows them to learn about the world around them. Talking to them about their sense of smell and describing other smells they sense can also help in their language development.
Children are fascinated with sponges - especially when they are wet. Sponge throwing can get them outside on a nice day and keep them entertained while developing their fine motor skills.
Many cultures, including some of Australia’s Indigenous communities, have strong weaving traditions. Weaving is an activity which requires fine motor skills development, creativity and focus.
Children love bubbles. Bubble art is an excellent activity that will have your kids amazed at the wonder of bubbles. When they finish they will have a beautiful piece of art to hang on the wall.
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Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.