Developing strong and healthy bodies has to do with the food children eat, the physical activities they participate in, their ability to help themselves meet basic needs, and the ways in which they use the muscles in their bodies. The Strong & Healthy Bodies Domain of Development covers all of the elements that make up a child’s overall health status.
Being “strong and healthy” means a lot of different things, including:
- Overall health status
- Developing self-help skills
- A growing awareness of meeting basic needs
- Good health and nutrition practices
- Gross and fine motor skills – use and control of the body