Stages of Physical Growth and Development in Preschoolers



This lesson discusses preschoolers’ developmental skills and growth patterns, as well as encouraging physical development in preschoolers through play. It also discusses indicators of growth and physical developmental delays in preschoolers, and provides guidelines for child care providers to follow when approaching parents about developmental delays. This lesson focuses on developmental skills and growth patterns of children 4 to 5 years of age.


IDENTIFY the physical motor development skills of preschoolers.

IDENTIFY growth patterns of preschoolers.

RECALL activities and toys that encourage physical development in preschoolers.

RECALL risk factors of developmental delays.

RECALL indicators of developmental delays.

RECALL general guidelines for communicating with families regarding developmental delays.