Fundamental movement skills are important to the motor development of children’s physical, cognitive, and social growth. There are four categories in which the fundamental skills fit for under-fives: Stability and Balance, Manipulative, Locomotor, Movement and Body Awareness.
Stability and Balance
Stability skills relate to the body’s ability to gain or maintain balance, either when still or moving.
Activity ideas to build stability and balance skills for tamariki age 0-5 years
Activity ideas to build stability and balance skills for tamariki age 5-12 years
Activity ideas to build manipulative skills for tamariki age 0-5 years
Locomotor skills require moving from one location to another e.g. crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping etc
Movement and Body Awareness
Movement and body awareness is the understanding of "what my body is like and how I move with it."
Ideal equipment that can be used with young children