Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

We have been part of the Fundamental Movement Skills programme facilitated by Sport Waitakere since May 2013. Just as a baby goes through physical milestones so too does the pre-schooler. Each skill mastered is just as important to the ongoing development of your child as rolling and crawling in the first year. It works on the areas of locomotor (moving through spaces – running, hopping, jumping), balance, manipulative skills (throwing, catching and kicking) and our body awareness (being able to manoeuvre yourself through challenging environments). Lots of FMS practice will help a child’s brain to develop to its full potential, and will help set them up for success in life long learning!