Improving Motor Skills with the Animal Fun Program

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Bendat Parent and Community Centre (Telethon Speech & Hearing)

36 Dodd Street

Wembley, WA 6014

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Animal Fun is an evidenced-based program designed to improve the motor skills and social skills of young children.

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If you work with young children aged 3-6 years and have noticed a decline in their gross and fine motor skills, or perhaps you are looking for a program that is simple to use but that also meets curriculum and Quality Standards then this workshop is for you!

Research informs us that the physical health and mental health of young children is of great concern. Anxiety in early childhood is becoming more and more prevalent - so what can we do to arrest this decline?

Children who have poorly developed motor skills often withdraw from physical activity and are more likely to feel isolated on the playground and be victims of bullying. Improving motor skills can lead to increased confidence and sense of self worth.

Animal Fun is a program which has been designed by physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists to help children to improve not only their motor skills but also their social skills. Proven to be effective after just 10 weeks of implementation with 3 years of randomised controlled trial research - why not incorporate Animal Fun into your classroom for 2020.

Simple to use, no expensive equipment and easily embedded into the everyday routines of the classroom, Animal Fun is engaging for children and the fun aspect leads to increased practice.

Sue McLaren, Research Coordinator and Director of Animal Fun will lead you through this interactive workshop - providing detailed information about the rationale and research that supports Animal Fun as well as an in-depth review of the 9 modules which make up the program.

Resources will be available for purchase on the day with a fantastic door prize PLUS anyone who purchases the complete pack will go into a draw to win a 2nd pack completely FREE. For information on pricing of the various products visit animalfun.com.au/shop

Here are some comments from previous workshop participants:

"Fantastic program. I look forward to going forward with this in my school" Ruth

"Fabulous presentation. Clearly outlined all the information to undertake the program with confidence. Presentation by Sue McLaren. Wonderful public speaker, articulate, great explanation of theory/research and program". Shannon

"Great workshop. A program I was aware of but great to see it in action. A reminder of the imprtance of physical activity. Thanks for an informative PD". Hayley

"This was very informative. Lots of easy and practical strategies to implement immediately. Thank you for an amazing PD". Samantha

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Bendat Parent and Community Centre (Telethon Speech & Hearing)

36 Dodd Street

Wembley, WA 6014

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