Jun 01, 2016
At Acorns, we know how important it is to get our children active and starting their love of physical activity at an early age. Not only is it beneficial for their physical development (stimulating motor skills and strength) but can also greatly enhance other areas in their development such as gaining confidence, cognition and developing social skills.
We are fortunate at Acorns Nurseries to have regular sports sessions for our preschoolers with Attribute Sports Development (ASD), who provide a developmental program for the Foundation Phase of learning.
The program they provide consists of a wide variety of activities with emphasis on exploration. The children are encourages to explore all activities, gaining an enhanced understanding and confidence within sport.
The program involves the following activities:
Discovering different body schooling shapes and actions. Developing coordination and spatial awareness. Increasing muscular control and tension.
Large Ball skills
Covering all relevant activities developing catching, throwing, bouncing, rolling, spinning and kicking skills.
Small Ball Skills
Using various sized and textured balls exploring “How to skills” throw, catch, bounce, roll, spin.
Using all different body parts in different ways and patterns, expressing thoughts, feelings and emotions to various music genres.
Covering all varieties of athletic events from running to jumping to throwing events
Striking and fielding games
Children explore striking static and moving targets with various pieces of equipment. This interlinks nicely with our small ball skills section.