Glossary Of Terms

  • agl
    Agility - Is the ability to move and change direction and position of the body quickly and effectively while under control.
  • bal
    Balance - Evenly distributing one's weight to remain upright and steady.
  • coord
    Co-ordination - The organisation of different body parts so they can work effectively together.
  • fms
    Fine Motor Skills - Skills required to manipulate and gain control over materials and tools including grasping, manipulating and hand-eye co-ordination.
  • flex
    Flexibility - 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.
  • gms
    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.
  • icp
    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.
  • loco
    Move in any and every direction
  • sd
    Social Development - 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).
  • tw
    Team Work - The process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal.