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Physical and mental health for young children
Physical and mental health for young children

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5 Summary of Session 3

The case for promoting children’s health right from the start is a compelling one. The content in this session highlights the impact that poverty can have and the inequalities that it can cause in relation to health. There are examples of how children’s services and charities play a critical role in reducing the factors associated with living in poverty. There are many benefits of maximising health that can improve how a child experiences their childhood.

The benefits last into adulthood and can mean that there is a positive impact on society and the economy. But as early years educators, our concern is to ensure that all can be done to promote good health for all children so they have the best chance to thrive and flourish.

Activity 5 Questions for reflection

Timing: 15 minutes
  • What aspects of this session’s learning did you find most and least helpful? Why?
  • What do you consider to be your three main learning points from the session?
  • What further reading or research might you like to do before the next session?
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