Blog 1: Why all children should be able to throw and catch by 5 years old.

Nowadays, teaching your children to swim and ride a bike are seen as essential skills to learn at an early age – people are almost shocked if you can’t do these skills by 6 or 7. Swimming usually starts from around 6 months old and riding a bike can start from around 2, when children can use balance bikes, stabilisers etc. So my question is, why on earth is throwing and catching not in this catergory?!…….

17th December 2018 – Jess Mapp

Blog 2: 12 Days of Christmas!

Need some ideas for keeping the kids active over the Christmas holidays?

Holidays can be a great chance to spend quality time with the children. I have come up with some fun and competitive games over 12 days to provide your children with hours of energy burning entertainment! All activities can be done inside or outside and do not require any specialised equipment…..

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Blog 3: The Hidden Benefits of Taking Part in Sport and Physical Activity – From My Own Experiences.

The Department of Health (2011) reports that “regular physical activity reduces risk of all causes of mortality by 30% when comparing the most active with the least active”. We are becoming more aware that sport and physical activity is good for our health and helps us to live longer. There are, however, many other benefits that we don’t tend to talk about….

Blog 4: How Does Toddler Tennis Prepare Your Child for ‘Big School’.

With September fast approaching there will be lots of 4 year olds preparing to transition from nursery to ‘big school’. This can be an exciting yet anxious time for both children and their families, with over 70% of parents feeling anxious about this move (PACEY, 2019). Tamsin Grimmer’s book ‘School Readiness and the characteristics of effective learning’ brilliantly describes a recipe for preparing your child for school….