Movement is important for early Childhood Development

Written by: Lucia Lu, Tina Wu, Lulu Lu, YuXia Xie, Zoe Guo

“In the early years All learning begins with the body and is linked to movement.  Every move develops physical capabilities while building sensory perceptions and critical pathway in the brain.” Said Gill Connel and Cheryl McCarthy in their book Moving Child is a Learning Child.

Throughout daily outdoor exploring time, children are encouraged to physical movement in our small playground, secrete garden or the backyard water play area. Within the outdoor time, these movements will support children to learn their range of balance, motion, muscle strength, coordination, and endurance.  And according to the latest researches, it also gives children space to develop self-awareness, learn non-verbal ways of communication and to get to know themselves and their bodies.

 

Control

Non verbal communication

Reasoning

Risk assessment

Perseverance

 

 

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