Physical Development: An Introduction
This lesson provides an introduction to children’s physical development. At all ages, children need active physical activity to enhance overall development, health, and learning.
Physical Developmental Milestones: Infants and Toddlers
Young children rapidly grow, develop, and achieve important milestones between birth and age 3, creating the foundation for later growth. Physical development is one domain of infant and toddler development. It relates to changes, growth, and skill development of the body, including development of muscles and senses. This lesson will introduce developmental milestones in addition to influences on early physical growth and development.
Physical Developmental Milestones: Preschool
This lesson will help you understand typical physical development during the preschool years; in other words, how children develop and refine motor skills. You will learn about developmental milestones and what to do if you are concerned about a child’s development.
Physical Developmental Milestones: School-Age
In this course, you will learn the major developmental milestones for school-age children. These milestones include physical development, puberty, and brain development. You will also learn basic information about the physical development of all children.
Supporting Physical Development: Environments and Experiences
It is important to provide a variety of opportunities to support the physical development of the children in your care. This lesson will define motor and sensory development and offer examples of developmentally appropriate activities to support children’s physical development.
Promoting Active Lifestyles
Promoting healthy lifestyle habits starts early. Family members and caregivers can assume significant roles when it comes to promoting children’s overall well-being. This lesson will help you identify ways to engage families in their children’s physical development that will foster wellness and an active lifestyle from a young age. It will also demonstrate how you can be a positive role model for children and families.