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Tyre balancing

Four and five year olds balancing around a large tyre in the school yard showing different levels of physical skill and development.

Good for looking at

  • Physical play
  • Gross motor development
  • Balance
  • Vestibular senses
  • Learning outdoors


  • How the children communicate with each other during this self chosen play activity? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
  • How are the children learning?
  • Which areas of play, development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • In what ways does the adult support the children’s learning?
  • How does the environment and the materials provided support the children’s learning?