Supporting Physical Development in Early Childhood
Learn how to ensure young children do enough physical activity and how it improves child mental and physical health development.
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for adults involved in caring for or educating babies and young children.
As well as being aimed at practitioners in the workforce, the course will give adults, including parents, who are involved in the care and education of babies and young children the opportunity to access evidence-based research.
What topics will you cover?
• Growth and physical development of babies and young children
• The relationship between physical development and other areas of development
• Why physical development should be supported
• Factors that can impact supporting babies and young children’s physical development – challenges and solutions
• Supporting physical development through indoor and outdoor play and activities
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Identify the importance of movement skills to the overall health, wellbeing and development of young children
Explore the relationship between physical growth and development
Describe the body systems and their relationship to moving and learning
Describe the relationship between movement skills/language and communication skills/literacy
Identify the appropriate physical/movement activities for each age and stage of development from 0–5 yrs
Explore how parents and practitioners can work together to support the physical development of all children