|Babies||Walkers 2||2s to 3s||3s to 4s|
Overview and benefit
Children will learn coordination and to use their core muscle to control the hoop. Playing with hoops also helps a child’s spatial awareness.
- Hula hoops
- One to two weeks
How it works
Children will carry out a variety of tasks with the hoops
What to do in the class
Give each child a hoop. First teach them how to put it over their head, wriggle down the body and step out. Refine this movement into a stepping/skipping type motion.
Get the children to hold the hoop around their middle and spin it around with their hands (most small children will not yet have the coordination to hula hoop yet!)
Teach the children how to spin and roll their hoops
Adaptation for older/younger children
What to do in a nursery setting
This can only be undertaken when there is plenty of space