Today in the toddler room we have been practising using our gross motor skills by balancing, jumping, kicking,throwing and catching a ball. By developing these skills we are encouraging confidence, hand to eye co ordination, taking turns and celebrating the achievements of others whilst enjoying the fresh air and having fun 😁
The children would like to show you what they’ve been getting up to in our busy garden this week.
We have our muddy movers obstacle course which the children had great fun building and playing on, developing their fine and gross motor skills including balancing, jumping and co-ordination.
The children are enjoying using their problem solving skills to complete the jigsaws, developing on their fine motor skills, hand–eye coordination and shape recognition
“I did it all by myself”
The children are having great fun expressing themselves through singing their favourite songs and playing with the musical instruments.
We love our cosy book corner, time for us to chill out and relax reading our favourite stories.
We took advantage of the dry weather this morning and took a wander over to our local park.
The children made use of the equipment to support them to develop their gross motor skills and co-ordination. We practiced our patience and made sure to take turns.
The smiles on their faces say it all…a fabulous morning had by the children at Cartmill.
It was a snowy, wet and cold morning in our garden but this didn’t stop our children from having lots of fun! The children decided to design and build their own “snowy movers” course using our loose parts. The children demonstrated excellent teamwork by collecting parts and discussing where they should put them to build their course. They used the cable reels, tyres and crates and set them out in a straight line to climb up and walk along. The children had lots of fun climbing and walking along their course. They then decided they would like to add in some jumping, so we discussed how we could make the course more challenging. The children had some fantastic ideas and worked together to add additional obstacles such as crates and wooden planks to our course so that they could climb, jump and balance. Our course was a bit more challenging, but with a little support the children gained confidence and were soon demonstrating excellent climbing, balancing and jumping skills. As it was snowing and very wet, the children identified that we would need to be very careful as it was very “slippy”!
Muddy movers is a program of physical activities designed to develop gross motor skills and emotional resilience. By using various loose parts to design obstacle courses, our children develop their core strength, balance, co-ordination, spatial awareness, confidence, problem solving and teamwork skills. Our children gain a real sense of achievement as well as improving their health and well-being and most importantly, have lots of fun!