The importance of developmental movement in the early years
Throughout the early years it is essential that optimal time is used to ensure babies and young children are given a range of enjoyable and progressive opportunities to develop their early movement skills. Creating appropriate learning environments and opportunities is not enough. There needs to be a skilled and knowledgeable work force who can teach, observe and assess these skills and dispel the theory that physical development just happens.
Written by Babcock LDP Early Years Lead Adviser Sheena Wright, this resource will support practitioners to teach and provide opportunities to develop these essential skills. Each section is colour coded for easy reference and provides practical ideas in addition to information about the developmental mile stones.