Motor Skills and Movement: Promoting Young Children's Physical Development

5 hours 

Physical play is an essential part of early childhood development. This workshop concentrates on the movement and perceptual-motor skills that young children are motivated to learn and practice. With adult support, these skills set the stage for lifelong health and well-being. The following areas, drawn from the California Preschool Learning Foundations, will be discussed in the context of family child care. 

Topics include: 

  • Fundamental movement skills such as balance 
  • Perceptual-motor skills such as spatial awareness 
  • Active physical play, outdoors and indoors
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