Children jump and jive on the foreshore | PHOTOS

The Ngura Yadurirn Children and Family Centre hosted a special Jump N' Jive playgroup earlier this month on the Ceduna foreshore.

A record number of 54 jumping and jiving youngsters from birth to five years of age were present with their families and educators for a great time by the water.

Activities and games were planned by the centre's occupational therapist Alysha Parsons to encourage different gross motor movements, which she said was important not only for physical development, but also helped language, fine motor, and cognitive skills.

Additional activities included face painting and sensory play.

"We love watching and helping the children grow in confidence while developing foundation learning skills all in a fun and interactive atmosphere," Ms Parsons said.

The Jump N' Jive playgroup runs every Thursday morning during the school term at Ngura Yadurirn from 10am.