ActivePlay.ca is a new website with ideas and resources for early years educators who want to ensure the children in their care get the play opportunities they need.
According to early childhood education expert Dawne Clark, the key is to create an enriching home environment that invites physically active play.
We’ve been studying how providing early childhood educators with physical literacy training affects the children in their care.
The model helps early childhood educators incorporate activities that will encourage young children to develop physical literacy.
In contrast to typical metal or plastic play structures, natural playgrounds are designed to take advantage of landscaping and organic materials.
Some schools and early childhood centres are using movement-based instruction to help kids learn better while promoting their development.
These spaces offer valuable opportunities for the development of physical literacy and for experimentation.
For many children in early-years programs, learning happens at play centres, themed play areas with a specific focus.