23 Big Body Play
CHOOSE ONE- Select one of the resources below to learn about big body play also known as rough and tumble play.
- Rough and Tumble Play from Play and Playground Encyclopedia (~5 minute read)
In this piece, you will learn about what makes play rough and tumble play as well as the benefits of this type of play to young children’s development.
- Rough-and-tumble play: a guide by Raising Children (~2 minute read)
In this article, learn about what big body play looks like as well as the ages and stages of this type of play.
- Rough and Tumble Play by Richard Fletcher (~ 2.5 minutes)
In this video from the First Five Years, Fletcher describes the importance of big body play and how families can support children’s interest in this type of play.