They work, in part, because they feel good: They’re soft, cuddly, and nice to touch. They’re also effective because of their familiarity. This so-called lovey has your child’s scent on it, and it reminds him of the comfort and security of his own room. It makes him feel that everything is going to be okay. It’s like when they visit an unfamiliar place their transitional item is the one thing in that environment that is familiar. It soothes their anxiety.
Part 2 Enhancing Motor and physical Development Children grow and develop rapidly in their first five years across the four main areas of development. These areas are motor and physical, communication and language, cognitive, and social and emotional. Physical development means the growth and strengthening of a child’s bones, muscles and ability to move and touch his/her surroundings. A child’s motor development falls into two categories: fine motor and gross motor. Fine motor skills refer to small movements in the hands, wrists, fingers, feet, toes, lips and tongue. Gross motor skills involve development of muscles that enable babies to hold up their heads, sit and crawl, and eventually walk, run, jump and skip. Early childhood professional can help develop a child’s motor skills at all ages, starting by recognizing its general sequence. It starts from the inner body, including the head, neck, arms and legs, and then moves to the outer body, such as hands, feet, fingers and toes. However, it’s important to remember that each child develops differently. Here are some examples for the role of the early childhood professionals in enhancing physical and motor development in children ages five through nine. The first example works well with 5-7 years old kids. It’s about Building Log Cabins with wooden building Lincoln Log we can use this activity in President’s Day which will develop their gross motor skills when they are holding the logs together and it develops the abilities to decide together how to design it and build it together, solve problems if they faced any, being creative by using equipment like cylinders to form a three-dimensional shape. Educators can
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