Physical Development in Children Ages 3-7 Essay

1947 Words Jun 1st, 2010 8 Pages
Teaching and learning in Schools
Assignment 1
Physical Development between the age range of 3-7 years olds

Physical development provides children with the abilities they need to explore and interact with the world around them. It is also about improving the skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement, although the age at which they achieve them may differ from child to child.
The physical development of young children must be encouraged through the provision of opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills.
They must be supported in using all of their senses to learn about the world around them and to make connections between new information and what they already know. They must be
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Doing tasks like making mother’s day cards using the pencil to draw the shapes and cut out and glue will help their motor skills.
Another activity which supports children's physical development is play; it contributes to the physical, cognitive social and emotional well being of children. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Playing outside with a ball or running around a playground or sports field, climbing and using the slide will offer children the chance to further these skills.
You can support children’s learning by showing them what we are going to do, supervising them and giving encouragement and making sure they understand the task’s. With a creative task for example you could make a display for the wall using materials collected from outside, the children could collect these and you could construct a bar chart and every child could contribute by making their own square of paper using a range of materials, paint, glue, tissue, felt, glitter etc
The foundation phase curriculum is planned as a progressive framework that spans four years (3-7 years) to meet the diverse needs of all children, including those who are at earlier stage of development and those who are more able. Throughout the foundation phase, the children acquire and develop their skills in

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