Preschool (Ages 2-6)
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Physical Development
During this stage in development children are experiencing dramatic changes in gross motor skills and fine motor skills.

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The gross motor skills and fine motor skills of preschool-aged children become smoother and better coordinated over time as the result of:

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To promote healthy physical development educators should promote these activities into the curriculum of preschool children


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Click the image below to view a video demonstrating how a teacher might incorporate motor play in the preschool classroom
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While motor skills are developing the brain of a preschool-aged child is developing at the same time

Developmental Changes in the Brain
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Other Fun Facts:
- Preschool-aged children need between 10 and 11 hours of sleep per night- Body height and weight vary depending on genetics and nutrition