Physical Development is now a prime area of learning, central to a child’s ultimate educational success. It is critical that we look more closely at our provision and the opportunities we provide not only to support growing physical competence, but also cognitive, emotional and social skills, and a healthy lifestyle. Understanding the new aspects of this area and knowing how to best support and assess children’s progress is key.
This course will:
- Clarify the significance of Physical Development as a prime area of learning
- Explore ways of creating stimulating, challenging environments that support children’s growing physical skills and competencies
- Emphasise the importance of outdoor play and risk taking as essential activities to help children grow physically and emotionally strong, and understand their world
- Discuss the importance of empowering children to become independent in thinking about their own health and care needs
Trainer: Paddy Beels