Parents & Carers

Funky Feet programmes are based within local community centres, libraries, church halls and private nursery settings. The sessions takes place in a number of different settings across the Borough to overcome any barriers of participation and engagement for local people. It is a fun session that is suitable for children age 18 months-6 years which develops a child's fundamental movement skills. Fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping are learnt and developed through a variety of different action songs. Songs are either well-loved nursery rhymes or catchy songs that are quickly learnt by the children. Each session also incorporates an element of structured play with a different piece of equipment each week for example, bean bags, hoops, racket, and ball etc. Balance, co-ordination, and agility skills form the basis of this part of the session. We believe play helps young children to learn and develop their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual skills through participation and talking.

Builds strong bones & muscles

Having strong bones in childhood lays a foundation for bone health throughout life. We build almost all our bone density when we're children and teens. The bone-building process is mostly finished around age 20. As adults, we still replace old bone with new bone, but more slowly. Over time, our bones get weaker. Children with strong bones have a better chance of avoiding bone weakness later in life. You can help by making sure children get the three key ingredients for healthy bones: calcium, vitamin D, and exercise.

Funky Riders

Funky Riders develops, balance, coordination, agility, sensory processing skills, fine and gross motor skills, judgement, movement, speed, exhilaration… it’s all there, on those two nicely pumped up little wheels. In other words, the benefits of learning how to cycle don’t stop at riding a bike!