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Chapter 8 Chapter 8 Physical Development and  Health in Early Childhood This multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited by law: •Any public performance or display, including transmission of any image over a network; •Preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or in part, of any images; •Any rental, lease, or lending of the program.
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Changing Body Size Changing Body Size During the preschool  years Body fat decreases  The body grows in  size relative to the  head The arms and legs  grow longer and  slimmer Growth slows Boys and girls look  similar
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The Prefrontal Cortex The Prefrontal Cortex Involved in complex cognitive behaviors Goal setting and planning  Inhibitory processes Working memory Continues to develop in childhood and  through adolescence
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Gross Motor Skills Gross Motor Skills Key factors Continuing development of visual systems Improved communication between  hemispheres Balance Practice and imitating others
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Gross Motor Skills Running  Jumping Throwing Catching 
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Fine Motor Skills Fine Motor Skills Developmental progression is from less to  more Due to Practice Development of the brain and visual systems
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Drawing Preschool Drawings are fanciful Creative use of color All perspectives may be represented 6-7 years Children strive for  More realism in drawings Proper use of perspective
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