Lingering effects of lockdown on physical development
Lots of early years practitioners have been telling us that they are concerned about physical development following lockdown.
Three questions emerge:
Have children missed out on some really important physical experiences at a crucial time in their physical development?
Is this having a lingering effect on their physicality?
And, if so, how can we best support them to get back on track?
As ever, we go back to developmental movement theory to look for possible answers.
The old-fashioned view of physical development used to be that it more or less takes care of itself - nothing much affects it and there isn’t much we adults can do about it. Give a child lots of opportunities to be physi