Tai Chi animal play

Koala resting year 2

Koala resting year 2


Body Mind Breath™

Early years

Body mind breath™ animal play is taught to preschool teachers so that they can engage children to develop physical literacy, mindfulness in movement and self regulation.

The program and stage 1 certification covers seven hours of training.

The Body

Koala, White crane, Tiger play, Giraffe to name a few. These are used to play with movement and develop enjoyment and confidence of using the body. Stamina through continuous play and energetic activity. in strength. Mobility stimulating left right brain connections. Exploring motor skills in animal play core, shoulder, hand, agility hand-eye-foot coordination with spatial awareness.

The Mind

How to focus on the moment and apply detail to those movements. Self-development, self-exploration, self-discipline and self-actualisation. Creativity, discovery, experimentation, developing imagination, thinking in different ways.

The Breathing

Warriors Breath, Scholars breath, The Big breath all of these are a pathway to mindfulness.

This programme has been delivered to Hounslow Borough Council physical literacy development in early years for the past 5 yrs.


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Communication and language Early learning goals listening and attention. Listening attentively in a range of situations and responding with relevant comments, questions or actions. Understanding and following instructions. – Answering questions about their experiences.

Personal, social and emotional outcomes. Fair play knowing how to behave and what is acceptable. Cooperation taking turns, sharing and playing by rules. Language and communication – listening attentively, responding with comments, questions or actions, speaking in a familiar group.  Confidence in trying new activities, working in a group, asking for help if needed. Optimism enjoying achievements. Resilience coping with stressful situations. Sense of self belief ‘Can do’. Valuing oneself. Behavioural flexibility adapting emotionally to new situations without becoming stressed.

Physical development Early learning goals (by age five) Moving and handling – Good control and coordination in large and small movements.  Move confidently. Handling equipment and tools effectively.  Health and self care knowing the importance of exercise for good health.

Personal, social and emotional development Early learning goals Self-confidence and self-awareness  Having the confidence to try new activities. Having the confidence to speak in a familiar group.  Choosing resources needed for activity. Saying when they need help. Managing feelings and behaviour Talk about feelings, behaviour and consequences. – Working in groups and following rules. – Adjusting behaviour in different situations. Making relationships play cooperatively, taking turns.  Considering others’ ideas when organising activities.  Showing sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.  Forming positive relationships with adults and children.

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