Never forget the power of a story

never forget the power of a story 2The simple act of reading to your child encourages him in so many ways. It develops, neural pathways, imagination, literacy skills, fine motor skills (turning pages), social skills. And perhaps most importantly, reading together develops attachment to both books & to you as a parent, it is shared time together, and so very special.

Reading is a ticket to another world, one in which anything is possible & your child is the master of their own universe, and future.

Never forget the power of a shared story.

 

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Pirate month at little BIG fitness!

Well May has been pirate month for the littles, and what fun we have been having.

Here are the activities that we have been up to. Pics to come.

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What we have been up to in March at little BIG fitness

A snippet of what the kids have been up to in March.

This months theme was ‘me’, and the kids built a book about themselves. Class time was devoted to different body parts and what they can do (eg. hands, feet, heads, next week will be bodies). Lots of writing, drawing, some beautiful colouring in and quite a few stickers were involved! We also read books with the group as a closing activity to tie in with the days theme and activities.

For the fundamental movement skills we practiced kicking, throwing and catching and obstacle courses. We also had a great game of football with the kids as a warm up for the mums before their exercise session. A lot more of the adult warm ups will involve games with the kids, so everyone is participating- also, its lots of fun!

Here are a couple of pictures from Sam’s ‘me’ book. I will post up pics of what the other kids have been up to in the next week or so.

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Sam & drew rainbows!