Involving children in deciding moves or the storyline of an active story to allow them to use their creative thinking.
Rather than feeling you must have a lot of expensive resources, remember that you are an important resource for children’s development.
Risk-taking is important for children’s development. If you do not feel confident about allowing children to take risks, start by doing so in small ways.
Provide children with opportunities to play with no resources, allowing them to use their imagination and creativity.
Music encourages children to move and enhances activities.
Use animals in physical activities to stimulate children’s imagination, making the activities more engaging and helping them to learn about the animal world.
Provide activities that help children to understand their feelings, such as role play, active stories and games that include emotions such as happy, sad and angry.
Be aware that a child’s development age may be different to their actual age.
Differentiation during structured physical activities is very important in the early years as all children are developing at such different rates.
Break up a focussed lesson with a short energetic physical activity relating to the area of learning to help children focus and concentrate for a longer period of time.