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Physical Development

The physical development of babies and young children must be encouraged through the provision of opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement. They must be supported in using all of their senses to learn about the world around them and to develop an understanding of the importance of physical activity and in making healthy choices in relation to food.

This exclusive supplement is available free when you register for Practical Pre-School incorporating Child Care magazine. It contains a range of activities and resources which tie in with the Physical Development requirements of the revised EYFS and allows you to easily match your planning to the EYFS points that you need to cover.

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The supplement will provide practitioners with varied and constructive ideas to develop children’s physical skills as they play and learn. It also contains inspirational ideas on how to incorporate exercise as part of a child’s daily routine. In addition, you will find activity plans to encourage tactile play and to give children the confidence to explore the world around them using their senses.

Among other things, this Physical Development supplement will provide you with activities and resources which will help children:

  • Move with confidence, imagination and in safety
  • Show awareness of space, of themselves and of others
  • Use a range of small and large equipment
  • Handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control
  • Travel around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment
  • Recognise the importance of keeping healthy, and those things that contribute towards this
  • Recognise the change that happens to their bodies when they are active
  • Respond to rhythm, music and story by means of gesture and movement
  • Use movement to express feelings

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