The early years are a crucial time of growth and physical development for young children. In the context of play and physical activities, children have multiple opportunities to develop gross motor skills using large and small muscles for movement and object control. Moreover, while developing motor competence during play, there is potential for impact on other domains such as social, language and cognitive. Therefore, it is critical that early childhood professionals embed opportunities for physical activities that support developmental goals throughout the preschool day for all young children, including those who may be experiencing delays. In this webinar we will share strategies for creating opportunities for children to engage in physical activities within their already busy preschool day.
Gateways Topic: Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Physical Fitness, and Play
Gateways Content Areas: (B) Health, Safety, and Well-Being
Gateways CDA Content Area: (2) Physical/Intellectual