Physical learning and two-year-olds

a two-year-old boy stacking outlast blocks

Two-year-olds have a strong biological drive for experiences that develop their vestibular sense – they love to rock, swing, spin, twirl, tip, teeter, jiggle, wobble, slide, bounce, be upside down and otherwise get dizzy! They have an “insatiable appetite to explore and control their own body and it is the physical play experiences, environment and opportunities that support and motivate their physical learning,” write Julia Manning-Morton and Maggie Thorp. Read an excerpt from their book, Two-Year-Olds in Early Years Settings.

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