Encouraging Physical Development Through Movement-Play

by Carol Archer, Iram Siraj

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  • 9781446297117
  • 9781473927179
  • 9781473927162

Movement-play, put simply, is encouraging physical activity in a child-led manner for the benefit of children's health, learning and wellbeing. This book looks at the theory behind the importance of movement and:

  • how movement play links with all the areas of early childhood development
  • physical activity guidelines for young children
  • practical advice and photos to support implementation in settings
  • how to assess your own setting
  • how to best work with parents on this topic
  • comprehensive guidance on writing a physical development policy

The early years is one of the critical periods in the establishment of physical behaviours and physical development is also one of the prime areas of the EYFS as well as other, global, curricula.  A must-read for students on Early Childhood and Early Years courses and Early Years practitioners to improve their practice and understanding of psychical development for the benefit of young children. 

 

  • SAGE Publications; May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473927179
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Encouraging Physical Development Through Movement-Play
  • Author: Carol Archer; Iram Siraj
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446297117
  • 9781473927179
  • 9781473927162

In The Press

If you are interested in how to create more enriching, playful, movement experiences with young children, this book will show you how! The book is a must for all those interested in promoting physical development in the early years, it is practical but underpinned by helpful theory including the links between physicality and later academic success. The authors are able to draw on their vast collective experiences and provide an evidence-based resource that I would highly recommend to all early childhood educators; including those in early primary schools.