Content tagged "physical development"

Keeping Children Active Indoors

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Child care providers often dread those days when the weather is bad and the children can’t get outdoors to play. But children need to have active times every...

Physical Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Physical development is an important area of child development that includes children's physical growth, as well as their increasing ability to control the...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in the Physical Development of 6 - 8 Year Olds

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Six- to 8-year-olds are continuing to grow and develop their large and small motor skills. As they enter elementary school, children may begin participating...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Preschoolers' Physical Development

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Between the ages of 3 and 5, children are still growing quickly, and are continuing to practice their large and small motor skills. Child care providers can...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Infants' Physical Development

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

If you are a child care provider working with infants, you may be amazed by how quickly the babies in your child care program grow. By the time they are 1...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Toddlers' Physical Development

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Child care providers play an important role in promoting toddlers' physical development Young children grow and develop so quickly between the ages of 12 and...

Ages and Stages in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Children of different ages need different types of care and nurturing. Quality child care programs help children grow in all areas of development: physical,...

Play Activities to Encourage Motor Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Play is crucial to the development of children's gross and fine motor skills. Through play, children practice and perfect control and coordination of large...

Supporting Both Large Motor and Small Motor Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 03, 2015

The child care program is a wonderful place to help children develop motor skills. "Motor skills" is a broad category that includes a wide variety of...

Creative Art Helps Children Develop across Many Domains

Child Care Updated: August 31, 2015

Creative art activities can help children in all areas of development. Child care providers should plan creative activities with the child’s overall...

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