EYFS - Activities to encourage development

EYFS - Activities to encourage development

Posted on Oct 15, 2016

EYFS Activities to encourage development

As you may well know by now as an avid reader of our blogs, our most recent series has covered all things EYFS.

We’ve explained that the EYFS is a set of standards and requirements that must be followed by providers of care for children up to the age of 5. So that’s pre-schools, nurseries and childminders.


The importance of encouraged development

Encouraging the development of the children in your care is extremely important as it is likely to have a major impact on the rest of their lives. Children make physical, cognitive and creative developmental progress mostly through play. Even though activities might be associated more closely with one area of development, most play-centred activities contribute to the overall healthy development of children.


Activities for your setting

We’ve had a look for some great activities that you can do in your childcare settings to help encourage the children’s gross and fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, strength, and dexterity.

Button sorting cups (via Pinterest)



Colour teaching pinwheel (via Pinterest) 


Rainbow threading necklaces (via Pinterest)


Leaf hedgehogs (via Pinterest)


Exploring colours (via Instagram)

exploring colour


Complete your EYFS Training today

The EYFS is there to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. Anyone working in a childcare setting must be aware of, and have an understanding of the EYFS. You can access flick’s EYFS Made Simple course (alongside over 30 other courses) by signing up today and registering your setting for a flick subscription – Just click the link below!


EYFS training


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