Movement play – developing core strength, coordination and balance

The children in nursery have weekly access to the Key Stage 2 hall, in order to practice a wide range of movement patterns. ‘Movement Play’ sessions support children to develop coordination and balance by using a wide variety of different pieces of equipment.

As the year goes on, the children build their strength and confidence to challenge themselves, showing increased independence and ability.

Building core strength is not only important for movement, but it is also crucial for reading and writing later on in the children’s school career. Making movement play fun and enjoyable is a great way for children to access and practice pre-reading and writing skills in an age-appropriate manner.