Children copy others and are more likely to do physical activities if they see others doing so. It is important that
children see you taking part in activities so that they can be encouraged to have a go too. Positive role modelling is an important part of a child's learning. By watching you having fun at different activities you can not only show them how it is played, but also that it is enjoyable.
You can encourage children to take part in activities by demonstrating and taking part yourself and offering positive encouragement to children, such as willingness to try new activities, using words to describe what they are doing, and describing their own enjoyment of it.