Health and Physical Development - Older Preschoolers (45 to 60+ Months)
Your chubby-cheeked toddler is rapidly growing into a more coordinated preschooler. Continue to encourage healthy eating and sleeping habits, physical activity and appropriate technology use (laptops, touchscreen, etc.) to develop fine motor skills. Both indoors and outside, children need opportunities to move freely, to explore different types of play equipment, and to participate in planned and spontaneous movement activities.
About This Domain
The Health and Physical Development domain focuses on children’s physical growth and motor development, sound nutritional choices, self-care and health/safety practices. Healthy children who are able to move and play are ready to learn more effectively in all domains.