PRACTICE GUIDE: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Freedom of movement is essential for children's developing minds and emotions as well as their bodies. Anne O'Connor and Anna Daly give expert advice on physical development.

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Learning & Development: Physical Development Part 1 - Body building

Freedom of movement is essential for children's developing minds and emotions as well as their bodies, say Anne O'Connor and Anna Daly.

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Learning & Development: Physical Development: Part 2 - Tummy time

The experience of moving the body from a prone position is surprisingly important for a child's development, say Anne O'Connor and Anna Daly.

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Learning and Development: Physical Development - Part 3 - Hands and knees

The importance of crawling to physical and mental development, and how to encourage it, is explained by Anne O'Connor and Anna Daly.

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Learning & Development: Physical Development part 4 - In the swing

The secrets behind movements and activities that appeal almost universally to young children are revealed by Anne O'Connor and Anna Daly.

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Learning & Development: Physical Development - Part 5 - In the balance

The importance of developing the sense of balance is examined by Anne O'Connor and Anna Daly.