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Physical Development

Physical Development is about how children gain control of their bodies, how children learn to keep themselves active and healthy and how children learn to use equipment and materials safely.


In the Early years Foundation stage, Physical Development is broken down into two aspects:

  1. Moving and Handling
  2. Health and Self-Care



Dough Disco 

In Nursery we have daily Dough Disco sessions in order to develop our children's  fine muscle control in their fingers. 

What is dough disco?

Dough disco involves moulding dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it.

Why do dough disco?

This activity helps to strengthen children's fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all it's fun



Dough Disco & Squiggle

Montreal Road, Netherley, Liverpool, Merseyside, L27 7AG. Tel: 0151 498 4313