Tiny Tots

The Tiny Tots group is focused on group activities full of fun, colour, team work and skills. It is run with the help of Lanyon Little Athletics and parents who volunteer their time to have fun with the Tiny Tots and teach them some basic skills.

Children must have turned 1 before the start of this season to be able to register. A registration number will not be issued and Tiny Tots are not required to wear our club uniform. A t-shirt will be supplied in the first week.

Tiny Tots is not to be confused with the competition performed by registered Little Athletes. Tiny Tots are not eligible for Little Athletics ACT Participation or Merit Awards.

Tiny Tot registration fee is $50.00. The program will start 0n Saturday 24 October 2020. For children born in 2016 and 2017, can register here.

For children born after this date, you will need to register though ACT Playgroups and list Lanyon Tiny Tots as the main activity. Once you have registered, please email us at lanyonlittleathletics@outlook.com for instructions for payment.

When registering through ACT Playgroups, who are our Tiny Tots sponsors, you will be covered by the ACT Playgroups insurance policy.

The Tiny Tots activities are designed to teach and improve children’s basic motor skills, co-ordination and ensure the children have a great time in a fun safe group environment.

Tiny Tots does rely on a lot of parental involvement and at least one parent must be able to assist with their child.

Tiny Tots start at a new time of 8:00am Saturdays at Banks Oval. Depending on the numbers, Tiny Tots will break up into groups and each group will act just like one of the main age groups, they will play on one activity and then will rotate through the next activities.

Activities include junior versions of hurdles, shot put, discus, javelin, running races, parachute play, hula hoops and ball games. The fun goes for about an hour.

In Tiny Tots we don’t record race times, placings, etc. Tiny Tots is more focused on fun and learning the basic athletic skills to pathway through to Little Athletics.

Tiny Tots endeavours to incorporate the following areas of development:

1. Enhancement of Perceptual skills – both visual and hearing/listening

2. Building overall strength of the large muscle groups through repetitive movements

3. Encouraging development of balance – both static and dynamic

4. Development of body and spatial awareness

5. Development of Motor Planning through practicing the sequence of motor skills used when learning a new skill

6. Encourage Independence

7. Encourage the ability to follow directions

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