Physical Literacy and the Young Child

Published: April 21, 2010

AIESEP Conference 26 October 2010
Patricia Maude MBE, Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Using our understanding of the processes of early childhood growth and development, of factors that enable children to acquire an extensive and rich movement vocabulary, we can maximise their language and movement development and can guide children as they continue their physical literacy journey incorporating increasing movement competence and a physically active lifestyle, supported by their intrinsic self-motivation and confident self-esteem. In this short paper we consider processes of growth and maturation in infancy, developing movement competence, language learning through movement, and movement learning through language.

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