The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding.

Learning to Move

Learning to move

The early years are exciting times for children's development as they grow, changing in shape and size, and for children's movement development as they gain in body awareness and as they explore the vast range of available movement experiences within their environment.

(Maude 1996: 187)

The main purpose of this chapter is to highlight ways in which movement relates to and is part of the physical development of young children who, from the moment they are born, learn to move in increasingly skilful and versatile ways. It is impossible to isolate this one area of learning and important to stress that what follows is written in the knowledge that movement is part of the larger canvas of young children's development. For example, ...

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