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Focused area of research Physical development through indoor and outdoor play

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Physical development through indoor and outdoor play- Focused Area of Research For my focused area of research I have decided to explore physical development as Emily enjoys many physical activities such as; running, jumping, catching, hopping, walking etc. She enjoys playing outside as much as she likes to play indoors which means that her fine motor skills and gross motor skills are equally balanced. When she is inside playing she gets pleasure from playing on her own using her manipulative, imaginative and creative skills. When she's outside she likes playing with friends and using her social skills. On the whole she has no trouble in using these skills. What is Physical Play? Physical play is what a child does every second of its waking life. This play helps a child to learn about the world and the concepts of it. In addition, it helps a child to grasp how to use its fine and gross motor skills, which is understandably important as these skills help a child form into, an adult. ...read more.


rules and fair play * Responsibility for their actions * Develop awareness of space * Become confident in using her gross and fine motor skills. * Growth * Manipulative skills * Sensory development Development of Gross Motor Skills Children develop their gross motor skills outside as they use all their muscles in their; body, arms, and legs. The toys which promote these skills are tricycles, balls, skipping ropes. As they progress children will acquire the following skills: * Walking * Running * Stopping * Jumping * Climbing * Pushing and pulling wheeled toys * Skipping * Throwing and catching a ball * Balancing Development of fine motor skills These skills are built inside as children. Use smaller muscles for this such as their fingers, hands and eyes. The toys, which develop these skills, are stickle bricks, jig-saw puzzles, crayons, etc. As they develop children will gain many skills such as: * Pointing * Drawing * Doing up buttons * Using a knife and fork * Writing Why is outdoor physical play important? ...read more.


Toys which cultivate these skills are; jigsaws, puzzles, and crayons etc. Sensory Development and physical play During, a childs first years he/she will learn about the world their senses; taste, touch, smell and sight. Vision is closely linked to fine motor skills and the development of hand - eye - co - ordination. Smell is linked to social and emotional development, hearing for language development, and taste and touch develops intellectual development. A child must explore its surroundings to learn about the world it is in. Growth and Development chart for Emily Emilys physical play/skills learnt through nursery When Emily has learnt a great deal through her time at nursery. According to Pamela Minnet from going to nursery this gives a child a great deal of confidence and helps them learn how to interact with other children and people. One thing Emily has learnt the most from her time at nursery is how to use her gross motor skills and fine motor skills. ...read more.

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