Physical Wellbeing

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We focus on overall physical health and wellbeing.

A strong sense of wellbeing provides children with confidence and optimism which maximize their learning potential.

It encourages the development of children’s innate exploratory drive, a sense of agency and a desire to interact with others. Wellbeing includes good physical health, feelings of happiness, satisfaction and successful social functioning. It influences the way children interact in their environments.

Through our everyday experiences and with the addition of Ready, Steady Go; Happy Feet and Young Yogi sessions we support our children to become stronger in their social and emotional wellbeing and provide opportunities for children to take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.

    demonstrate trust and confidence.

    share humor, happiness and satisfaction.

    seek out and accept new challenges, make new discoveries, and celebrate their own efforts and achievements and those of others.

    increasingly co-operate and work collaboratively with others.

    enjoy moments of solitude

    recognize their individual achievement.

    make choices, accept challenges, take considered risks, manage change and cope with frustrations and the unexpected

    show an increasing capacity to understand, self-regulate and manage their emotions in ways that reflect the feelings and needs of        others

    assert their capabilities and independence while demonstrating increasing awareness of the needs and rights of others

    recognize and communicate their bodily needs (for example, thirst, hunger, rest, comfort, physical activity)

    are happy, healthy, safe and connected to others

    engage in increasingly complex sensory-motor skills and movement patterns

    combine gross and fine motor movement and balance to achieve increasingly complex patterns of activity including dance, creative      movement and drama

    use their sensory capabilities and dispositions with increasing integration, skill and purpose to explore and respond to their world

    demonstrate spatial awareness and orient themselves, moving around and through their environments confidently and safely

    manipulate equipment and management tools with increasing competence and skill respond through movement to traditional and      contemporary music, dance and storytelling

    show an increasing awareness of healthy lifestyles and good nutrition

     show enthusiasm for participating in physical play and negotiate play spaces to ensure the safety and wellbeing of themselves and       others.
 

     Adapted from BELONGING, BEING & BECOMING The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. Pg 33

 

This enhances in our children the opportunity to:

Happy Feet Fitness

Physical activities and musically themed adventure classes.

Ready Steady Go Kids

Weekly, physio program for children aged 1.5-6 years.

Young Yogis Yoga

Help kids develop confidence  fitness through the joy of yoga.