The preschool years are an important time of physical activity and development. In this course you will learn about typical motor skill development and what to do if you are concerned about a child’s development. You will also learn how to plan indoor and outdoor experiences that promote physical development and support families and children as they pursue an active lifestyle.
Physical Development: An Introduction
This lesson provides an introduction to the physical development of preschool children. A key point is the significance of physical development and physical activity for children’s overall health and learning.
Physical Developmental Milestones
This lesson will help you understand typical physical development or, in other words, how children develop and refine motor skills, during their preschool years. You will learn about the progression of developmental milestones and what to do if you are concerned about a child’s development.
Supporting Physical Development: Indoor Environments and Experiences
It is important to provide a variety of indoor opportunities to support children’s physical development. This lesson provides ideas and recommendations on how you can engage preschoolers in meaningful indoor experiences that promote their development.
Supporting Physical Development: Outdoor Environments and Experiences
Outdoor experiences are equally important as indoor ones for supporting children’s physical development. This lesson provides ideas and recommendations on how you can engage preschoolers in meaningful outdoor experiences that promote their physical development.
Promoting Active Lifestyles
Promoting healthy lifestyle habits start from a young age. Family members and caregivers play a crucial role when it comes to promoting children’s overall well-being during their preschool years. 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 provide examples on how you can be a positive role model for children and families.