“Physical development underpins all other areas of a child’s learning and development” Birth to 5 Matters.
Young children learn best when they are active and engaged with the world around them. It is a vital part of growing up as children learn to master control of their body.
Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their coordination, control, and movement. Children must also be supported to understand the importance of physical activity.