Early Childhood physical activity programs need to provide children with an environment rich in opportunities for purposeful movement and cognitive development. In gross motor children will learn to:
>Strengthen listening skills
>Distinguish among various auditory cues.
>Connect movements with other curricula (e.g., literature and music)
>Be responsible in a group environment.
>Choose movement patterns based upon their ability.
>Verbally describe movement experiences and improve language skills.
>Become familiar with school readiness concepts (e.g., numbers, shapes, colors, alphabet,
patterning, and sequencing).
>Use applications for predicting, patterning, and sequencing that enhance school readiness
>Be aware of food and nutrition for healthy eating habits (e.g., games that incorporate
farm animals, fruits, vegetables, or other foods; or reading literature that reinforces their
role in healthy food choices).