Physical Development. Involves the growth and change in a person’s body and bodily functions. Physical development involves both physiological and motor development. Motor Skills. Are skills which enable us to move and control our bodies.
Involves the growth and change in a person’s body and bodily functions.
Physical development involves both physiological and motor development.
Gross motor skills involve co-ordination of the large muscles. For example: crawling, walking, climbing, etc.
Fine motor skills involve co-ordination of the small muscles (manipulation). For example: grasping, turning knobs, drawing, etc.
The infant’s growth:
(See: Kearns, 2010 Birth to big school pages 80 – 98)
Educators need to:
Educators need to provide a range of play equipment:
Educators need to provide or encourage:
new ways to extend basic skills
gained in early childhood
(running, balancing, hopping, drawing)
through ball play, bike riding, skipping,
dancing, writing etc.
differences related to practice and
girls display more muscular flexibility