Planning and Implementing Everyday Physical Activities
Physical activity is as important for the growth and development of young children as the establishment of healthy eating habits is. Successful introduction of movement to children requires well-organized, fun, inclusive activities that have clear instructions and planned transitions. Children enjoy outdoor physical activities that enable everyone to participate.
In this course you will learn how to: Describe the benefits of physical activity; Identify goals for physical activity movement for young children; Determine essential elements for successful leadership of physical activities with young children; Understand the importance of role modeling physical activities with young children; and plan at least one new activity to implement with children in the child care setting.
- Content Area II: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
- II.D: Promoting Physical Development
This course is designed to be part of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential curriculum. It covers CDA Subject Area 2: Steps to Advance Children’s Physical and Intellectual Development. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone learning event, or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum.