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

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3 Sensory rich environments

In the first two parts of this week’s study, you have learned about the importance of the body’s senses and systems, considering how these link to physical development.

A young child crouching down outside with a spade
Figure 10

In this final part, you will think about how this crucial knowledge can be applied in practice. One of the ways to do this is to reflect on how the environments that children have access to can optimise their sensory, and therefore their physical development.