Research has shown that participation in sport is crucial for the development of all children. The Next Step Foundation supports our mission to help kids develop life skills through fun indoor activities. And what better activity to participate in than the world’s most popular sport, soccer?
The Next Step Foundation is an inclusive sports program for children aged 3 to 8 years old of all abilities and offers a high level of support and guidance. Participation also contributes to families building strong connections in the community as well as producing development benefits for participants.
Physical activity in early childhood promotes development in all children, including fundamental movement and motor skills, body awareness and a healthy sense of self-confidence and wellbeing. In addition to physical skills such as gross and fine motor development, children acquire emotional and mental skills.
Social connections and creativity are equally important by-products of movement developed by interacting with the world around them. Development of these physical, social and emotional skills are especially important in early childhood (3-5 years of age).