Developing an understanding of space helps children to move their bodies around, between and through different objects and confined spaces. When children combine movement with measurement they are able to predict the best way to move around and how long it will take them.
Talking with your child as you feed the ducks helps them to listen to and follow directions that involve number, position and location. When they are able to hear and follow instructions they know what to do, what will happen next and where to place themselves to be safe. As they develop the language of position and measurement they are able to give directions to other people.