Preschool Development: Physical (for parents)

Chapter 1

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.