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Most teachers do not have much control over the amount of outside space they have for gross motor activity. However, you can control where you place portable items such as balance beams, obstacle courses, and ball play equipment. It's important to ensure safety, variety, and adequate time for children to be active during gross motor play. ECERS All Stars maximize the safety of the children and provide rich opportunities for play and learning through careful placement of portable items and vigilant supervision.

Key Points:
Make sure there is proper spacing for activities
Make sure the fall zone is clear

Keep portable equipment off hard surfaces
Check "S" hooks on swings
Provide adequate supervision at all times for all settings
Provide at least 30 minutes for gross motor play every day

Watch the video to learn more.

Reflection: How do you and your staff determine where items are placed and who is going to supervise the children?

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