Physical Development

Aspect Activities to support Adult role
Core strength & co-ordination
  • Movement resources
  • Action songs
  • Ball games
  • Balance beans & climbing
  • Walks of local area
  • Tummy time
  • Mud kitchen
  • Walkers / push along
  • Baking 
  • Knives & forks – learning to use them
  • Dressing up
  • Scooters / balance bikes / trikes / walkers
  • Races / sports day
  • Staff to be good role models for the children
  • Support local active travel initiatives
  • Offer yoga sessions / Joe wicks etc
  • Introduce vocab such as ready, steady, go!
Gross motor
  • Soft play
  • Large apparatus
  • Large construction
  • Balance bikes
  • Scooter safety & parking
  • Trips to local park
  • Large scale mark making
  • Action songs
  • Parachute games
  • Golden safety rules for large movement, outings, balance bikes
  • Introduce vocab
  • Introduce action songs
  • Large movements indoor & out
  • Offer large scale construction and mark making
Fine motor
  • Threading
  • Peg boards
  • Scissors / tools
  • Mark making 
  • Construction
  • Real resources in  role play & mud kitchen
  • Woodwork
  • Puzzles
  • Hand writing
  • weaving
  • Offer a range of fine motor activities
  • Introduce vocab
  • Model use
  • Introduce finger rhymes
Health & self-care (including oral health)
  • Varied menu
  • Varied snacks
  • Golden rules
  • Oral health
  • Tissue stations
  • Modeshift – walk to nursery
  • Road safety
  • Rolling snack buffet
  • Potty training & toilet training
  • Learning to feed them selves
  • Healthy choice award- in-house chef
  • Dressing up / putting on own coats
  • Serving food and scraping plates
  • Supporting personal hygiene
  • Separate sleep rooms
  • Supporting children to be independent in the toilet
  • Reminding golden roles
  • Scooter safety
  • Local walks – road safety
  • Read stories 
  • Link with local dentist
  • Question re dentist added to reg forms
  • Oral health policy
  • Add oral health to planning
  • Healthy snacks – staff to be good role models in eating & drinking healthy food.
  • Staff to sit with children at snack & lunch
  • Staff to act as role models for the children