Smiles filled the faces of our Suzuki kindergarten children as they climbed high, ran through, tumbled down, jumped over, travelled along, stacked up, zipped down, stomped on, gathered together, peeked through, pedalled around, balanced across, slid down... and occasionally... momentarily stopped for a pose! Our trip to High Jinx was everything we could have hoped for and more.
Big body play is one of the most important types of play for children. Building big muscles, taking risks and learning new skills are some of the obvious benefits. Some of the not-so-obvious benefits are such things as developing visual field, grip strength, problem-solving, memory, visualization, turn-taking, body/spatial/directional awareness, balance, hand/eye coordination and cooperation.
Fun was had by all the children... big and small. An added bonus was that Greg the bus driver led the children through a not-so-quiet version of 'Everywhere We Go...' on the way home. Thanks Greg. And a special thank you to the families who joined us!