Physical development is one of the prime areas of the EYFS. It focuses on not only children's physical skills but also their health, independence and self help skills. Children develop their control over big and small movements gaining the ability to join in with games and the co-ordination, strength and dexterity needed for writing. Children learn spacial awareness and begin to explore different environments with confidence and enthusiasm.
Often as adults we can be risk adverse and may approach physical activities by telling children to be careful , you can support them to manage safety and take appropriate risks by carefully considering the language used for example instead of be careful why not try some of these suggested sentences:
Encourage problem solving during physical activity by asking: