3. Physical Development (PD)

Physical Development (PD) is vital for healthy lives, as well as affecting other areas of learning. Both gross and fine motor skills are developed over Early Years in activities like writing and cutting. Practitioners plan by looking at these specific areas:

  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills

As children move around, they’re exploring the world around them through handling objects.

If children are exposed to healthy eating and leading an active lifestyle, they’re likely to continue those positive habits as time goes on.

By children having regular physical activity in their lives, it’ll promote healthy development, growth, composition, and cardiovascular fitness. Physical development activities help children to control and manage their body movements and control. It also improves brain development, too, such as critical thinking skills and concentration, since physical fitness ensures heightened brain function.