Home visitors and others who work with families can use this resource to share information about tummy time, include tummy time in daily routines, and assess a family’s home to make sure tummy time is safe.
Resources here explore areas of development, including the use of the senses to understand and respond to the world; the use of the whole body, including both large and small muscles, such as in the hands and feet; and health, safety, and nutrition.
Perceptual, motor, and physical development make up one of the five central domains of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF). Other ELOF domains include approaches to learning; social and emotional development; language and literacy; and cognition.
Share this resource with families to help them do tummy time activities with their baby.
Outdoor play boosts children’s health and wellness and supports their learning and development. Learn how the outdoors provide a wonderful environment for growing preschoolers’ physical skills.
Identify playful learning activities that can support preschoolers’ motor and physical development. Explore scaffolding strategies and techniques for managing physical play.
View this Teacher Time webisode to learn how to help very young children use their senses to understand and direct their daily experiences. Explore ways to help support children’s gross and fine motor development.
Watch this webisode to learn how physical and motor development impact preschoolers' learning. Hear from an expert about how these skills develop.
Listen to this podcast for home visitors on helping families promote tummy time with their babies.
Review research about motor skill development and challenges for preschool children.
In this News You Can Use issue, explore some vignettes about physical development and health as they relate to school readiness goals. Early Head Start staff may use this resource when program planning.
Find out how adults can support infants’ and toddlers’ motor development. Learn ways to promote daily, individualized opportunities for movement and active play.