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Encouraging Early Sports Skills

Published: July 2008

This book is an essential resource for teaching sports and movement skills to children in the early years.

This title aims to cover everything early years practitioners need to know to deliver movement and sports with children in the early years. This title included six weeks of cross-curricular activities on the theme of sport with each activity linked to the Early Learning Goals. It also includes ideas for activities to develop the skills needed to play sport, including fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination skills, ball skills, spatial awareness and teamwork.

This title also includes a helpful overview of how to play some of the most child-friendly sports. Each overview includes advice on how to organise a game, as well as how to set it out and what equipment you will need. Sports covered include:

  • Football

  • Dodgeball

  • Kwik Cricket

  • Rounders

  • Short Tennis

  • Netball

  • Basketball

  • Athletics

  • Gymnastics

A really helpful title for anyone wanting to get young children moving and interested in sports from a young age.

About the authors

This book is co-authored by Sandy and Jake Green. Sandy is an early years consultant with over thirty five years of experience of working in the early years. Jake Green has a degree in Sports Science and is a sports writer.

ISBN: 9781904575436