Skill 2: Engagement
Use stories, music and songs during activities to engage young children
Here's where our philosophy of giving children positive experiences with physical activity for life comes into...play.
Ensuring young children have positive memories associated with physical activity is the catalyst for ensuring they continue to be active.
With younger children, engaging stories and songs really help them to get involved with an activity; they start to enjoy themselves and, in turn, associate physical activity with pleasure. It's also been proven that activities such as playing, talking, reading and singing all support brain development and are vital for learning.
It's been great having special time allocated to play with my children. They have really enjoyed it and the resources have been good to use at home too. Parent, Exminster Primary School
All in all, it’s a fantastic programme - it would be great if all families were given the opportunity to participate. Parent, Old Basing Infant School