Building Active Bodies and Brains

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Building Active Bodies and Brains is a series of free resources for parents of children aged one to five years, developed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Playgroup WA. The series includes videos, information and imaginative play ideas to help your child develop fundamental movement skills.

There are physical and mental benefits of starting to explore these skills in the early years. The research shows physical development is an important part of supporting growing brains to learn and develop at school and beyond.

It will equip your child with all the elements they need for functional activities throughout their life from building strength for sitting and learning in a classroom, to developing focus, concentration and social skills.

We invite you to watch the videos and explore the activities for some inspiration to get moving and have fun!

WATCH - FIND OUT WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

There’s more to fundamental movement skills than just learning to jump.

Watch what the experts have to say about the positive impact on your child’s development with the launch of our Building Active Bodies and Brains series.

Developing fundamental movement skills helps your child to build an active body and brain!

Have a look at some of the developmental benefits below, you can also download a copy here.

Benefits of Fundamental Movement Skills
Benefits of Fundamental Movement Skills

VIDEO RESOURCES

Did you know that when your child jumps, it feeds into their self-regulation system and helps them to feel good?

This series of videos has been developed in conjunction with an occupational therapist and reveals some of the exciting ways that jumping, balancing, kicking, throwing and catching are contributing to your child's overall development. When learning to jump, your child's feet may not even leave the ground! Discover what you can expect as you start to explore fundamental movement skills with your child once they are walking.

Jumping
Throwing
Hopping
Catching
Balancing
Rolling
Kicking
Hanging & Swinging
Climbing

ACTIVITY IDEAS

Play is important! Enjoy our free activities and games that you can explore and have fun with your child.

References: Click here to see the references that support the benefits of learning fundamental movement skills.

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