Young Children's Healthy Development

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knowledge. Play allows children to energetically build, challenge, and develop their own understandings through making connections to prior experiences. Thus, opening the door to new learning.
Play is vital for people of all ages. It is especially meaningful and important for young children because it is their work, and they give a tremendous amount of energy and effort to it Dr. Caldwell (2016).
Play engages children’s attention in authentic, hands-on tasks. It offers choice and a challenge that is within a child’s capacity to master in a stress-free environment. During play, ideas and skills become meaningful gear that are practiced. Concepts are understood and qualities are developed that are the same requirement to succeed in school and life, such as thinking, problem solving and communicating Dr. Anderson (2016).
As discussed in the previous studies and researches, there’s a lot of benefits play can give to a child. However, as observed, children nowadays are much more inactive than those with the past ages. The reason for such is due to adult schedules, societal changes like the food they consume, the development of technology, the pressures and the decrease in safety of the outdoors.
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Taylor, V.G. Morris, C.D. Meredith and C. Hicks (2012) explained how teachers and families can support young children healthy development through joyful and fun activities related to music and movement which in return, can help fight obesity. The importance of movement and physical activities as discussed is needed to be a daily component of learning because children learn by doing, One way to help children become active is through music. Music and movement are fundamental aspects of children’s play, as they hear music, they have opportunities to enjoy moving, listening and learn singing. They don’t only hear music, but it is also a way they experience emotional
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