Diploma Childcare Level 3 Essay

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CU 1559 promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills. 1.1) Explain why physical activity is important to the short and long term health and well being of children. Babies and young children need physical activities and exercise to increase their stamina and strength this will improve muscle tone and muscle usage. Leading to Better balance and flexibility in the child, Improved bone strength and heart and lung capacity, improved coordination, catching and throwing skills, enjoyment, motivation and social skills, energy boost, helps stop stress and anxiety, positive affect of self esteem. Physical activity and movement help stimulate much brain growth and facilitate key connections for learning, regular exercise and engagements in all varieties of physical activity are critical for healthy brain development in children. pre mobile needs time to develop muscle tone so they can begin to crawl. These activities are used good for physical development at our preschool indoors stairs, wooden large bricks to climb and balance on, moving to music, balls to roll, soft play to climb on and move about on. Sit and ride toy which changes into a walker. Outside slides, logs to climb and balance on, trikes and balance bikes, tractor wheels to climb and use to pull on, balls to roll. These are some of the activities we have at the preschool our environments are planned around giving the child the maximum opportunities to have physical activities and children need space to do physical activities. 1.2) Explain the development of movement skills in young children and how these affect other aspects of development. The main movement skills that children develop are: * Gross motor- whole limb movement for babies * Travelling movements where the child moves from one point to another such as running, jumping and skipping * Object control such

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