Rules curb schoolkids

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Letters -

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

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