Wheeling, catching, throwing, and striking are some of the basic building blocks of sport. Wheeling skills are important for getting from point A to point B. This means going forwards, backwards, weaving, stopping and starting. This section will show you the range of each chair skill that will be used in games and daily life. There are a number of elements to performing each of these skills, so we have provided facilitators with the keys points to look for and provide feedback on. We also cover more advanced skills like wheelies and tipping.
As fundamental movement skills are learned, fundamental sport skills are introduced. A child may learn to throw a basketball in a number of different ways to play with others. Sports skills involve a variety of balls, sticks and other equipment and are what make most games fun. The size and type of ball is often a big factor in whether or not a child will be able to pass or catch, so you should experiment with what works best for that child.
Let's Play focuses on the following sport skills:
- Pick ups