At Willows we try to incorporate Physical Activity as much as possible, both with planned physical activities and free play. The children are encouraged to do activities that involve all the skills that are desired, depending on their age group.
As a parent, you want your child to be happy and healthy. You also want them to do well in school and reach their full potential. Good nutrition is essential for all these things. Unfortunately, it can be hard to know what foods are best for your child’s cognitive and physical development.
You’ve probably heard that exercise is good for your brain. But do you know why? It turns out that there’s a lot of science behind it. Every time we move, our bodies release chemicals. Those chemicals create many reactions throughout our bodies, including in our brains.
Proprioception is the awareness of where your body is in space. The early years at Willows are a time when our Children learn gross and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills are large movements like running and jumping. Fine motor skills are smaller movements like writing and using scissors.
Children learn best through play. That’s why their time at Willows is such an important time for exploration and discovery. Through play, children can learn about cause and effect, practice new skills, and try out different roles. And it’s not just about having fun – research has shown that children who engage in more playful activities have better academic outcomes later on.