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

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5 Summary of Week 2

From Week 2 you should now have a good understanding of the importance of the key body systems and how they relate to children’s physical development.

In addition, you should be able to confidently discuss the role of the seven senses and how the environment can support development in this area.

Top tips

  • Individual children respond to sensory stimuli differently. You should be sensitive to each child’s reaction.
  • Be a sensory role model! Comment on how things taste, what you can hear and how things feel.
  • Be alert to new and interesting sensory experiences.
  • Remember that physical experience is important and necessary to support body systems.
  • Be positive and enjoy being active with children.

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