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Supporting physical development in early childhood
Supporting physical development in early childhood

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1 Systems of the body

The human body is complex, made up of many systems that work seamlessly together. When these systems are functioning well, you feel comfortable and can effortlessly do many things that are usually taken for granted, such as moving, breathing and sleeping.

This section looks at four body systems that are closely related to children’s growth and physical development: the circulatory, respiratory, nervous and muscular-skeletal systems.