Preschool Development: Physical (for parents)

1 Hours
The class is also available as part of the below Knowledge Collections

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.


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