Play and physical development in early childhood

Rodriguez Leon, Lucy (2024). Play and physical development in early childhood. In: Musgrave, Jackie; Dorrian, Jane; Josephidou, Joanne; Langdown, Ben and Rodriguez Leon, Lucy eds. Promoting Physical Development and Activity in Early Childhood: Practical Ideas for Early Years Settings. Little Minds Matter. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 94 -115.



The content of this chapter explores the role of different types of play in children's physical development. It will help you to understand how to promote children's physical development through your knowledge of developmentally ‘informed’ practice. The content will help you to apply your understanding to plan an enabling environment which supports young children's physical development without expensive equipment or classes.

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