Active play for your kids
By around two years of age, your children will most likely have mastered walking and will be ready to progress to the next stage of their physical and social development. From here, it’s important to introduce your kids to a range of activities and games that help develop their full range of fundamental movement skills.
You can play a vital role in encouraging children to be active each day. Getting involved in games and activities with the kids in your life is a great way to encourage them to be more active.
The right gear for the job
For active play, it is good to have the right toys and equipment. The best items are things that can be used for different ages and levels of ability, as well as being able to be used both indoors and out.
Why not make use of everyday recyclable products like these:
- Ice-cream containers as buckets or markers
- Plastic containers or milk containers as skittles
- Cardboard boxes as cars or tunnels
- Empty food cartons as building blocks
- Long cardboard cylinders as ‘horses’, golf sticks or hockey sticks
- An old bed sheet as a parachute.