Physical competence is fundamental to cognitive development during early childhood. - Maria Montessori
From the first days of life, children begin using their bodies to learn about the world around them. Developing and mastering certain motor skills allows children greater mastery of themselves and their surrounding, and allows them to interact in ever expanding ways with this world.
There are various developmental stages that children pass through, as they grow and develop. Play is an important aspect of moving through these stages successfully, as various play activities help children with particular and necessary stages in this development. Initially, children need stimulation and play that facilitates gross motor skills, which means big movements such as jumping or running.
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