At every Cuddles Childcare Centre serving a Perth suburb such as Baldivis, outdoor play is an essential part of our curriculum. Our motto is “learning through play” and outdoor play helps a child grow, develop and learn.
When children play outdoors, they have a chance to explore their environment and to have adventures. They can play games, express themselves, learn to interact with others and gain self-confidence.
Is Indoor Play Enough?
When children play inside, they don’t have enough space for big movements such as kicking, throwing, running and jumping. Activities like these are important for a child’s physical development, fitness and health.
At each Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area, we provide both organised activities and monitored free playing time. For example, Junior Soccer Goals provides organised play by incorporating it into soccer skills. This can help a child develop coordination, gross motor skills, discipline, sportsmanship, strategical thinking and self-esteem.
More Benefits of Outdoor Play
In addition, the exercise a child gets outdoors promotes health by helping your child become more physically fit. We teach all aspects of soccer, but the emphasis is on having fun and cooperating with each other. Each week, we base a lesson around a different theme. This helps your child learn about life as well as soccer.
The emotional and physical benefits of outdoor play are well-documented. Outdoor play even provides vitamin D for your child because of the direct sunlight. We have found that children who play outdoors on a regular basis are a lot happier and more balanced. In today’s age of computers and X-boxes, not to mention numerous choices on TV, we feel that getting children in a habit of outdoor play early can keep them from becoming “couch potatoes” and set them on the path towards a happy, healthy life.
Call your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today. Whether you live in Baldivis, Cannington or any Perth suburb, we can help your child enter primary school physically fit and ready to learn.