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This month, let’s take a closer look at the Physical Development Domain, focusing on fine and gross motor skill development.
Physical development occurs most rapidly during the first two years of a child’s life. This period of a child’s life also sees the greatest brain development. In fact, during the first two years, the weight of the brain more than triples! During this time, children develop motor reflexes and will continue to develop fine and gross motor skills throughout childhood. Because of this, it is important to provide all children with activities that will promote development of these skills.
Here are some great ways for you to promote Physical Development at home:
Here’s more great resources about how to support Physical Development at home:
Next month we’ll focus on the health and safety portion of the Physical Development Domain.
Miss the most recent article in our series? Read it here.