At Danesmoor House Day Nursery we are very lucky to have visits from Coach Shane every Wednesday afternoon.
Research has shown that football develops agility, speed and stamina, and also teaches children the importance of teamwork, so it can play an important part in your child’s physical and social development. It requires children to sprint after the ball and jog up and down the field, which are activities that build endurance and speed. Dribbling and shooting the ball develops agility and coordination. The health benefits of active sports such as football include stronger bones and muscles, decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and decreased chance of becoming overweight.
Furthermore aerobic exercise causes the heart to beat faster. When aerobic exercise occurs regularly, it “strengthens the heart and improves the body’s ability to deliver oxygen to all its cells.”
All our pre-school children have the option of taking part in football sessions. The cost is £3.50 per session and starts at 1pm until 1.30pm on Wednesdays.