Balancing acts

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By Jean EvansEarly Years consultant and author

Motivate children to develop balancing skills in new and interesting ways using a range of wheeled toys and equipment

Balancing cat and dog

Activities in this article:

  1. Round in circles
  2. Standing tall
  3. Cross-curricular links

1. Round in circles

Negotiate a lap of honour around the big top ring

Knowledge and Understanding of the World – Exploration and Investigation

Development matters: Show understanding of cause/effect relations (30–50 months); Explain own knowledge and understanding, and ask appropriate questions of others (40–60+ months).

Early learning goal: Ask questions about why things happen and how things work.

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