A new website offers tips for early years practitioners and parents on delivering physical development opportunities to children.
The website includes four videos and is split into two sections: core skills, and activities.
Core skills are broken down into categories, such as rolling, balancing and catching, and gives examples of the movements that would be expected to be seen emerging in babies and young children.
The activities section features suggestions of games for parents and early years practitioners to play with children.
Ideas range from ‘Feed the Fish’, a game that sees youngsters test their balance and throwing skills by walking across a bench and throwing bean bags, to ‘Treasure Baskets’,
an activity that uses a box and simple household items to help with hand-eye co-ordination and picking up objects.
The website also provides a glossary to help users understand technical terms relating to physical development.