Babies and children learn by being active and Physical Development takes place across all areas of Learning and Development
Physical Development helps children gain confidence in what they can do.
Physical Development enables children to feel the positive benefits of being healthy and active.
Physical Development helps children to develop a positive sense of well-being.
Good health in the early years helps to safeguard health and well-being throughout life. It is important that children develop healthy habits when they first learn about food and activity. Growing with appropriate weight gain in the first years of life helps to guard against obesity in later life.