Body systems, senses and physical development

Josephidou, Joanne and Rodriguez-Leon, Lucy (2024). Body systems, senses and physical development. 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, pp. 26–47.



As children physically grow and develop, their body senses and systems are also undergoing a rapid transformation. In this chapter, you will build on the knowledge gained in Chapter 1, exploring the critical importance of senses and systems and how their smooth overall development is intricately linked to movement skills and physical activity.

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