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Physical Development (Childcare Course Notes) Deb Burns

Physical Development (Childcare Course Notes)

Deb Burns

Published February 28th 2013
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18 pages
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Physical development is a very different thing from physical growth, it is measured separately and is all about increasing strength and control of large and small muscles. Healthy physical development enables children to move, explore and learn newMorePhysical development is a very different thing from physical growth, it is measured separately and is all about increasing strength and control of large and small muscles. Healthy physical development enables children to move, explore and learn new skills. As children develop physically, they learn to use their muscles to play, increase mobility and to interact with their environment.Children gain strength, coordination and dexterity by using their muscles during play and other physical activities. A childs healthy physical development depends on freedom of movement, opportunities for indoor and outdoor play and access to a variety of activities. It is important that, as an early childhood educator you have a good understanding of childrens physical development so that you can regularly provide these opportunities and activities in engaging and safe ways.This set of course notes details the physical milestones young children pass through as they mature physically and offers a range of resources and activities that promote optimal development.Approx. 5,000 words