In order to promote a healthy and holistic development of children, movement and physical activity should play a central role from the very beginning. The first years of life lay the foundation for lifelong habits, including physical activity.
Unfortunately, many children today spend a large part of their time indoors and in front of screens. This has an impact not only on their motoric development, but also on their cognitive and emotional development. Therefore, it is even more important to promote physical activity early on and integrate it into everyday life.
In this article, we would like to take a closer look at the importance of promoting physical activity for early childhood development and education processes and show what measures parents and educators can take to help children grow up healthy and active.
The importance of movement in early childhood development
It is no longer a secret that physical activity has a positive influence on children’s development. The promotion of movement should therefore become a central task in early childhood education and development. Studies show that physical activity not only improves motor skills, but also enhances children’s cognitive and social-emotional abilities.