The school-age years are an important time of physical activity and development. In this course you will learn about the benefits of an active lifestyle, developmental milestones, and the importance of “right fit” activities. You will also learn about body image and how to recognize signs that a school-age child may be struggling with his or her body image.
Physical Development: An Introduction
This lesson will provide you with an introduction to the Physical course. You will spend time reflecting on your own lifestyle and physical activity. You will also learn the basics of physical activity guidelines for school-age children and the benefits of leading an active lifestyle.
In this course, you will learn the major developmental milestones for school-age children. These milestones will include physical development, puberty and brain development. You will also learn basic information on physical development for all learners.
Supporting Physical Development: Environments and Experiences
In this lesson, you will learn methods of supporting the physical development of school-age children. This lesson will define motor and sensory development and include appropriate activities to support each type of development in a school-age environment. This lesson will also describe "right fit" activity choices and developmentally appropriate activities for school-age children in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Supporting Physical Development: Promoting Positive Body Image
During school-aged years, children experience changes in their bodies that often cause insecurities and self-esteem issues. This lesson will explain what body image is and how to look for signs that children may have a negative body image or low self-esteem. You will also learn ways to encourage school-age children to raise their own self-esteem and help them to feel comfortable with their bodies.