On the third day of Christmas...

...we learned about engagement

This Christmas, we're dishing out bite-size, top tips to remind families of the importance of play and realise just how many skills can be developed along the way.

Skill 2: Engagement

Top tip:

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

real play supports families to play and learn together. Not only does it allow families precious time to bond and share moments of pure fun and joy, it also provides them with the skills they need to be a healthy and active unit.

Contact us at info@createdevelopment.co.uk or on 020 8863 0304 to hear more about real play.

Creating positive relationships with physical activity for life

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