We all know the importance of Physical Activity and high-quality lessons in schools should be a right of all children – but is not always the case.
However, there is a way that will help to engage Early Years children in your lessons because there is a secret ingredient that you can start using today, that will have a significant impact on the quality of the PE lessons you teach.
So, what is that ingredient!?
Well, let me tell you, that the minute you include the use of stories in your lessons. You’ll immediately notice a difference in the children’s attention span and enjoyment levels.
Because the result of getting children better engaged in your lessons, helps the children to stay on task longer and enjoy the lesson more. Which also means because they’re engaged for longer periods of time, they will physically develop faster.
You can also use videos, other visual aids, the use of characters and different adventures will also help to bring everything to life for the children. You can also link your stories to other subjects, which will further help their development.
If you think about this… if we can get children better engaged in Physical Activity from a younger age, then this can only help with the problem we are facing in the UK around obesity, with rates of obesity in children increasing year on year. A small simple change to your teaching could have a huge impact.
So, start today and get children engaged in your PE lessons with stories, and they will respond in a way that will make teaching PE, so much fun, and more importantly will help them to love and look forward to your lessons each week.
The Sport Xplorers Team!!