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Look What I Can Do: Physical Development of Young Children

Isn't it fun to watch a baby learning to take his first steps? Or a toddler learning to walk and clap his hands together at the same time? Or an older preschooler learning how to skip? The experiences provided by caregivers are crucial to children's physical development.

What is the workshop about? Many early childhood educators love watching children learn the fundamental physical activities. However, educators may not always know the developmental appropriateness of physical activities or how to incorporate age-appropriate activities into a daily curriculum.

The workshop focuses on physical development and activities for:

  • infants
  • toddlers
  • preschoolers
  • school-agers up to age 12

The workshop is designed for three hours, though shorter formats are possible.

Why? The overall goals of the workshop are to increase participants':

  • knowledge of what is physical development;
  • knowledge of age-appropriate physical activities for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children; and
  • use of developmentally appropriate physical activities in their child care programs.

Who is it for? The workshop has been designed primarily with child care providers in mind, though others may benefit from the training.