28 Jan Physical Development
Your discussion on physical development will be based on the following scenario:
For an upcoming staff meeting, you have decided to create a presentation on the topic of physical development. The goal of your presentation is to not only to remind your staff how important their role is in the physical development of children, but also to begin a conversation about what materials might be needed by your staff and why. To get the conversation going you decide to propose your idea of an exemplary classroom environment, and then ask your staff to do the same.
In your presentation:
- 1. Describe your expectations for the role teachers must play in promoting the health and safety of children in their care. Include the topics of immunizations, teachers as health screeners, physical fitness, and safety in the classroom.
- 2. Explain how teachers can utilize each of the basic principles of physical development (i.e.,predictable patterns and sequences, development moves from head-to-tail, and large-to fine-muscle control) to assist them in setting up their classroom environment to promote physical development.
- 3. Provide specific examples and/or scholarly research to support the use of these basic principles.
- 4. Interpret how the basic priniciples of physical development specifically align with developmental theory. Provide specific examples and research from at least one scholarly resource that will illustrate this point for your staff.