Physical Activities & Outdoor play cover various skills, such as balancing, jumping & landing, throwing & catching, body and space awareness, cooperative learning, cardio exercises, rhythms & dance, pathways and directions, kicking & punting, striking, chasing, etc.
Benefits of physical activities at ‘Shemrock Junior’
At Shemrock Junior Playschool, the entire school programme is ‘play oriented.’ Play promotes physical, cognitive, social and emotional well-being. Through play, the child can experiment, solve problems, think creatively, learn to share, etc., thus gaining a deeper knowledge about herself and the environment around them. Therefore, we ensure our children have ample time for different outdoor sports activities, such as Playing with sand, climbing on slides, kicking and throwing a ball, jumping on shapes, parachute play, racing or simply running.
While playing outside, our children benefit from being exposed to sunlight and fresh air, which contributes to bones development, stronger immune system and physical activity. The need to be physically fit from an early age is also relevant for the concerning growth of children’s obesity and overweight.