These sensory and motor skills follow a genetic timetable, which is influenced... ... middle of paper ... ...ng, will help your children develop their gross and fine motor skills as they should. Works Cited Loop, E., (2010). Fine motor and gross motor activities for infants and toddlers. Retrieved from http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/fine-motor-gross-motor-activities-infants-toddlers-8825.html Oswalt, A., (2008). Early childhood physical development: gross and fine motor development.
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It seems today that time spent on computers and televisions has overtaken physical activity. If children are taught physical games and how to play sports at a younger age it will hopefully carry over to an out of school setting. Out of school physical activity increases exercise time which will in turn lead to a healthier child. 2 Physical education for children is also very important in the development of a healthy body. In a report by the Surgeon General in 2001, it says that “Schools are identified as a key setting for public health strategies to prevent and decrease the prevalence of overweight and obesity.
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The issues of childhood obesity need to be addressed at school and in the wider community by communicating the importance of physical activity and its benefits. Teachers and schools should lead by example and encourage their students to become physically active and promoting health eating habits. The Importance of Physical Activity in Middle Childhood (Ages 6 - 10) As children grow their bodies develop over time. For children in the middle childhood range there are many developments that they go through physically; they loose their baby teeth allowing for their adult teeth to come through, they gain weight and grow taller (McDevitt & Ormrod, 2010). Children become more physically active and most children love to run and play.
Over 4,500 students have been followed in recent research studies and these “thousands of sixth graders who participated in a school-based health program were less obese by eighth grade than a group of similar children who did not, according to a new study done for the National Institutes of Health” (Rabin). Schools need to create health programs focused on assisting all children suffering from being overweight or obese. Policies such as fitness programs, nutrition classes, and healthful meals can even impact every student by creating a strong foundation and awareness of the negative, long term effects associated with practicing unhealthy habits. Although the financial expenses would be necessary, the adaption of scho... ... middle of paper ... ...gendorf. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006.
Physical activity is important to children in the middle childhood age group because a staggering amount of children have become overweight in the last few decades and teachers play a role in preventing obesity by becoming a positive role model, teaching children about physical activity and the importance of nutrition, and understanding the way in which children develop and what their developmental needs are during those stages (McDevitt & Ormrod). In middle childhood, approximately 40% of obese 7 year olds remain obese as adults, according to Epstein, Wing and Valoski (1985). Childhood Obesity is a major concern as it not only can have related social issues where children can get bullied, but can result in serious diseases in adult life such as Diabetes and heart conditions (McDevitt & Ormrod, 2010). It is because of these alarming facts and figures that it is even more important to instil the benefits of physical activity and eating habits in children. During middle childhood (ages 6-10) there are many physical developmental changes happening within the child’s body.
During middle childhood, children are experiencing physical changes as they go from early childhood to middle childhood. Zembar and Blume (2009) write that, “School-age children undergo rapid spurts in height and weight as well as improvement in athletic abilities. They begin the onset of puberty at varied ages, with 11 years the average age for girls and 13 years for boys, marked first by hormonal changes, followed by observable changes in physical appearance and behavior”(Zembar & Blume,2009). Also during this time, children experience puberty which may be a new experience for them. Parents can encourage a positive transition through puberty by helping their child feel comfortable about the changes by talking with them about puberty and helping them adjust.
“Early Childhood Education is a term that refers to educational programs and strategies geared toward children from birth to the age of eight. This time period is widely considered the most vulnerable and crucial stage of a person's life.”(Early Childhood Education). When one child goes to school, when she is younger, she can develop some skills faster than another child who start lately the school. This happens why your brain is not developed yet, to understand better, one kid with 2 years old can, walk alone, kick a ball, imitate others, with 4 years old they can, know first and last name, eat by themselves and sing a song from memory. So, how is possible to imagine when you put a child at pre-kindergarten they can understand easier a new information than kids who started to study older, they will receive a better instruction about health, social emotional development, and they will have a better chance to have a better social outcome.