Heavy Work

This week the children have been doing lots of activities that help support their sensory development.

They have been rolling down the hill – that helps develop their sense of balance (posh name is vestibular development) an essential sense that so much of our physical competences sit upon.

They have been climbing trees and using mallets – this we call heavy work. This helps develop their sense of proprioception – where their bodies are in space – again another vital sense we all need. Heavy work trains our brains to know where our body parts are.  Think how important that is for learning and life.

They have also continued their fascination with bug hunting – we are hatching butterflies at the moment too – look out for the photos coming soon

Posted by: jwatts on 21 June 2018 @ 3:36 pm
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