Preschool Development: Physical (for parents)

1hour 0.1CEUs

The class is also available as part of a Knowledge Collection

$29 Parenting: The Preschool Years See Details  


Discusses the physical development of the preschooler and the effect that play and nutrition have upon development. Also covers immunizations and health issues.

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Preschool Development: Physical

Table of Contents

1. Motor Development

2. Play

3. Nutrition
*(Preschool Ages 3 and 4)

4. Immunizations and Health
*(Preschool Ages 3 and 4)



Children at this age 3 and 4 years of age are very active and have lots of energy.  They need to have lots of opportunities to practice the new skills they are trying to master.  Preschoolers are learning to play games that have rules and guidelines.  They need to use their imaginations to create new and wonderful games.  As an educator, it is your job to provide the necessary materials and opportunities for them to accomplish their new skills.


Chapter 1 - Motor Development

  1. Age 3 Motor Skills
  2. Age 4 Motor skills

The preschool child is always moving, learning new muscle control and working on new skills. Preschoolers are interested in how they can interact with materials and create something new. During this time they are developing their:

  1. Large motor skills (Gross Motor)
  2. Fine motor skills 

We will look at each age group individually.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • List several large motor abilities of 3 to 4 year old children
  • List several fine motor abilities of 3 to 4 year old children
  • Identify the six different types of play
  • Understand the interaction and importance of play
  • Identify five important nutrients for children and the foods where they can be found
  • List the needed immunizations for preschool age children
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