what do babies and children need for great physical development?

For over 20 years we've been researching how physical development works and how amazing our babies and youngest children are at getting what they need. We're excited to share what we've learnt with you.

“Everyone tells you what your child should be doing, but not what they are 

doing... and how that relates to their development. ”

Developmental Movement Play (DMP) 

DMP is JABADAO's approach to supporting babies and children to develop confident, skilled and expressive bodies. It emphasises the expertise that little humans are born with - the way they busily organise their own physical development - and how we adults can facilitate this, without getting in their way.

Watch these films to find out why your child is the expert in their own physical development and what you can do to support them.


Indoor Playgrounds 

Create amazing spaces for children to play and move in

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Den Kits


The JABADAO team has done a lot of den play recently. Den play is absorbing, creative and very physical - and the whole family can get involved. We've created simple ways to make the best dens.

Our kits come in a variety of designs and sizes. Head over and take a look ...

Movement Play Areas

Create an indoor Movement Play Area. 

You don't need a big space to support robust movement play indoors.

We have everything you need to create the perfect space. There's pre-selected kits or the option to build your own. Check out the range and see what's right for you. 

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