Rules curb schoolkids
As an early childhood professional, we provide all children with physical activity experiences which link directly to the fundamental movements as outlined in your report (“Kids in a hop, skip and slump”, 9/2).
I was horrified to learn last week that my 10-year-old son can’t take a ball bigger than a tennis ball to school. Children learn and practise these skills through free play and unfortunately we aren’t providing this opportunity within the school environment.
But by practising these skills they not only learn and refine the fundamental movements, they also continue to acquire social skills. Nicole Fitzpatrick, Rouse Hill