What’s your message to parents wanting to help assist their child in fostering physical development?
Firstly, take the pressure off as it’s easy as parents to get overwhelmed by all the toys and activities out there and what to do and not to do to in order to support your child’s development.
The most powerful way to support your child’s physical development and learning is through play. Our job as parents is to provide a nurturing, stimulating and caring environment with different opportunities and ways to play, develop and learn, and lots of chances to practise what they’re learning. Encourage indoor and outdoor play and allow your child to be curious, explore, make mistakes and get messy!
Remember to just have fun, follow your child’s lead, interests and developmental stage and try share moments where you can get down on the floor and play together!