- Is the ability to move and change direction and position of the body quickly and effectively while under control.
- Evenly distributing one's weight to remain upright and steady.
- The organisation of different body parts so they can work effectively together.
Fine Motor Skills
- Skills required to manipulate and gain control over materials and tools including grasping, manipulating and hand-eye co-ordination.
- The capacity of a joint or muscle to move through its full range of motion. Good flexibility is an important part of the overall fitness profile and is also important for injury prevention.
Gross Motor Skills
- The ability to control large body muscles including the arms, legs, hands, feet, head, neck and torso - for walking, running, sitting, crawling, climbing, balancing, jumping, catching, throwing and striking. These skills foster a lifelong ability to participate in physical activity including sport and recreation.
Imaginative or Creative Play
- A style of playing where a child uses his/her imagination during play time. It allows a child to explore his/her own identity, make decisions and create their own rules, control behaviour and practice the act of creation which helps develop sense-of-self and boosts confidence. During creative "let's pretend" playtime, a child experiences new thoughts and feelings and begins to learn how to respond.
Move in any and every direction
- The ability to interact and work with others, and the acquisition of skills for effective relationships (ie sharing, waiting a turn, working as a team).
- The process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal.