Inclusive Physical Activity

Inclusive Physical Activity

Children develop at different rates and it's important to recognise the variety of abilities within any group. Each baby and child will develop at their own rate and will learn physical skills when their body is ready. You only need to raise any concerns with a child's parents if they're unable to do several movement skills much later than most of their peers. Naturally you'll need to discuss your concerns sensitively.

Some children may have disabilities and simple steps can ensure that all children can take part and enjoy physical activity. Regular discussions with parents and carers of disabled children will help to ensure appropriate inclusive activities can be planned.

When setting up activities it's useful to give consideration to the ability of the group and to focus on what they can do rather than what they can't do. Being flexible and adapting activities to meet the needs of all children will help to ensure everyone can be involved.

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