Physical Development

Lessons

  • 1

    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.

    This lesson is estimated to take 30 minutes to complete.
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  • 2

    Developmental Milestones

    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.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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  • 3

    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.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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  • 4

    Supporting Physical Development: Promoting Positive Body Image

    During the school 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 negative body images or low self-esteem. You will also learn ways of helping motivate school-age children raise self-esteem and help them feel comfortable about their bodies.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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  • 5

    Promoting Active Lifestyles

    This lesson will focus on the importance of providing encouragement and support to school-age children. You will reflect on your time as a school-age child and think about how those memories affect your level of physical activity today.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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