PD/H/PE, as it generally abbreviated, is the area which comprises Fundamental Movement and Physical Activity, Making Healthy Choices, Self Awareness and Relationships. One of the most important areas for social development and wellbeing, this area is definitely one of the most enjoyable to teach as it brings so much immediate joy to all involved.
By three years of age children participate in physical activity daily, through creative play, dance, gymnastics and games. They practice body movement and control by composing sequences of simple movement patterns which demonstrate different ways their bodies can move. They also enjoy practicing the fundamental movement skills of balancing, running, jumping, throwing and catching.
This area of development also focuses on the importance of showing awareness and consideration of others during play situations and communication with peers in a variety of play and group situations, listening, sharing and showing concern when playing with others. It also involves making simple decisions in relation to health and safety, such as balanced eating habits and healthy personal habits as well as safe and unsafe situations at home, on and near roads and near water.
Games and Activities
Yummy Corn Fritters are a fun treat everyone can enjoy.
Finger Print Art is a very easy way to improve your little one’s fine motor skills and creativity as they create unique pictures with a personal touch.
Yummy Edible Mud (Chocolate) Pies your kids will love! Looks Disgusting, Tastes Delicious!
Marbles is designed to improve your little one’s hand eye co-ordination skills and ability to aim correctly while judging the level of force required to hit the required mark.
Cone Catching is designed to improve your little one’s gross motor skills and hand eye co-ordination skills.
Obstacle Course is designed to improve your little one’s gross motor skills and general co-ordination.
Pasta Necklaces is designed to improve your little one’s dexterity and fine motor skills of threading. If you create colour patterns this will also assist your little one’s early mathematical development.
Yummy Muesli cookies your kids will love!
Kids Sewing Cards is designed to improve your little one’s fine motor skills of threading.
Typewriting for Tots is designed to improve your little one’s spelling and writing skills along with their ability to identify the placement of letter on the QWERTY keyboard.
Fun Felt Story Board is designed to improve your little one’s story telling abilities while also allowing them to practice their cutting of and drawing on pieces of material.
Catch ‘n’ Throw is designed to improve your little one’s hand-eye co-ordination and ball throwing skills.
Hide and Seek is designed to improve your little one’s language of location and distance.
Fishing is designed to improve your little one’s letter recognition skills but it lends itself wonderfully to any area in which your little one is experiencing recall difficulties such as particular numbers or, for older children, sight words.
Personal Shopper Catalogue is designed to improve your little one’s fine motor skills and cutting precision.
Picture Unveiling is designed to improve your little one’s reasoning skills while building their known word base with additional nouns.
Make a Puzzle is designed to improve your little one’s drawing, colouring and problem solving skills as they attempt to create and solve unique puzzle of their own.
Touch and Feel Box is designed to improve your little one’s sense of touch to identify objects. It is also good for developing descriptive language as your little one tries to explain to you exactly what they are feeling inside the box.
Cookies are a great option for cold winter days.
Ice cream is great in summer.
Fruit turnovers are a fun treat everyone can enjoy.
Everyone loves banana cake!
Make a delicious apple and pear pudding with your child!
Get creative with this recipe! Encourage your children to enjoy their favourite fresh fruit in a whole new way…
Everybody’s favourite party treat! Chocolate Crackles are fun and easy to make - perfect for birthdays, sleep-overs or to share on school camp!
Perfect for a rainy day inside, your little one can help crush the biscuits, stir the mixture and roll the balls in coconut… a good way to burn calories before a well deserved treat!
Pretty Patterns is designed to improve your little one’s ability to identify, continue and create patterns.
Pirate Play is designed to improve your little one’s imagination skills and story building abilities. It will also help them with map reading and following instructions via the treasure hunts. In addition there are elements of art and craft and visual arts via costume design and creation of props.
Shape Day is designed to improve your little one’s recall of a new shape including both its name or properties.
Children love to help… so let your little one roll the Apricot Balls in coconut, for a festive treat at Christmas time!