Play Skills Build Body and Brain
Play Skills Builds Brains and Bodies
Play skills include the abilities to explore, move and interact with both the environment and other people that? gives a vitality to a child’s body, mind and overall development. The foundations of healthy living are individual abilities that are encouraged during childhood. Helping children develop habits of exercise, food choices, rest patterns, positive social interactions are skills that need modeling and nurturing to be come fixed behaviors that will be a resource throughout their lives. The practice and mastery of these attributes:
- motor sequencing
These abilities are skills that are trained through repetition and guided practice. Read further about the Benefits of Play and Sports Skills Training.
The importance of mastery of basic skills such as throwing, running and jumping, are vital to develop a lifelong habit to participate in physical activities. The International Journal, Pediatrics, said on July 23, 2012, that ” children who did not have basic movement skills were less likely to participate in sports or play with friends. Those inactive children had lower fitness levels and were more prone to being overweight or obese.”
Train the Basic Play Skills: Be a Parent & Teacher
Parents may, mistakenly, believe that children naturally learn those fundamental movement skills. But children need to be taught these fundamental skills.