Physical Development

Physical Development

Physical development experiences in early childhood is vital to children’s all round development for happy, healthy and active lives

· Early experiences of tummy time, crawling and play movements.

· Sensory activities help develop exploration, strength and co-ordination.

· Gross motor activities– outdoor play support core strength, balance, stability and awareness of space.

· Experiencing a wide range of activities and games

· Develop social skills

· Emotional well-being

· Healthy bodies

· Fine motor skills-hand eye co-ordination supports early literacy skills– forming letters for writing

· Repeating activities—puzzles, games and small world toys

· Art and craft activities—painting, gluing and mark making skills

· Using small tools– scissors, dough cutters, tweezers and mallets

· Allowing children to develop control and confidence