At what age is it appropriate to provide any real meaningful "instruction" in physical activity?
My specific issue:
Falling and Rolling / Somersaults
My biggest concern is a 2-year-old who ends up doing as many flailing-arm headstands as he does complete somersaults, maybe more, and want to know both when and how (if both apply) to encourage some vestige of technique or safety (independent safety).
My second concern, is related to actively teaching appropriate falling/rolling techniques to a 6-year-old. I know how to fall and roll, though I am rusty, and have some experience demonstrating and teaching it (though to adults). I find this situation quite challenging, and need some suggestions on how (and in the case of the 2-year-old, whether) to proceed with either or both formal, structured lessons, and informal, game-like activities for both ages.